24
March
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm
M.A.R.C. Library
9000 Bathurst Street

Thornhill, Ontario L4J 8A7 Canada
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The Plight of Humanity :
Come Join us

Rights and Compassion by 

Gloria Nafziger

and

Millions of Refugees displaced and No end in sight by

Nabil Ali

on

Sunday, March 24, 2019. 2:30pm

Program starts exactly at 2:30 pm
(registration starts at 2:15pm)

The Mulla Asghar Memorial Library and Islamic Resource Centre
9000 Bathurst Street, Thornhill

Please use door #4
Light refreshments will be served

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Rights and Compassion
In a world where unprecedented numbers of people have been forced to move from their homes, there are few signs of hope in the midst of hostility, violence and broken lives. Who are these refugees, what are their rights, and how can we respond to this global refugee crisis?

Bio: Gloria has been working with refugees, in one way or another, all her working life. She was a founding director of the Metro Toronto Host Program (now Culturelink), and has worked in refugee programs of Mennonite Central Committee. She spent over 20 years with Amnesty International Canada as a refugee coordinator. She has been a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Council for Refugees and the chair of the Board of Directors of Sojourn House.

Millions of Refugees displaced and No end in Sight

There are nearly 70 million people displaced from their homes, and 85% of them are from developing countries. Over 10 million refugees around the world are under the age of 18.

Nabil Ali, IDRF’s Director of Programs, will speak about the pressing displacement issues globally including the most significant refugee crises such as Yemen, South Sudan, Myanmar, Syria, Somalia and others. Nabil will also discuss some of the underlying issues that lead to mass displacement and how we can support refugees abroad and newcomers in Canada.

Bio: Nabil Ali is the Director of Programs at the International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), where he leads an extensive portfolio of emergency response and development programs across several continents. Nabil also oversees IDRF’s Canadian programs that support thousands of youth across Canada in schools and communities. Nabil has worked in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia as a research consultant for many INGOs and UN agencies. Nabil holds a degree from York University in International Development and completed his postgraduate studies in Project Management at the University of Toronto and Humber College.

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March 24
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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