Full of Hope

JRS Speakers Tour: One Refugee’s Journey of Survival, Resilience, and Education

Dr. Mireille Twayigira’s story is one of both survival and resilience. A refugee who had to flee from conflict, Mireille spent much of her early childhood in search of a home. After a tragic and difficult journey in which she lost her sister, mother, and grandmother, Mireille found hope through education. Mireille received an education through Jesuit Refugee Service at Dzaleka camp in Malawi, which led to a scholarship to medical school in China. Now Mireille, who says she was “meant to serve others,” uses her medical degree and her story to help others heal and maintain hope.

Join Jesuit Refugee Service/USA in Washington, Philadelphia, and New York to hear Mireille’s inspiring story and what can be done to ensure more children forced to flee from crisis and conflict can receive an education and an opportunity for a hopeful future.

Event Locations and Dates

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:45AM – St. Ignatius Catholic Community, Baltimore, MD

Co Sponsored by the Saint Ignatius Catholic Community
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Monday, February 25, 2019, 4PM – Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Co Sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 4PM – Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

Co Sponsored by the SJU Refugee & Immigrant Working Group and Latin American and Latinx Studies Department
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Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6:30PM – Fordham University Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Co-sponsored by the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
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