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06/21

World Refugee Day 2021: A Call to Action



Format: Webinar

Dates: 06/21/2021

Time: 12 PM EDT

Sponsor: ABA International Law Section
International Refugee Law Committee

List Price: Free

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Presented by the ABA International Law Section, International Refugee Law Committee

Cosponsored by the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Young Lawyers Division

The International Refugee Law Committee, in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the Young Lawyers Division, seeks to commemorate World Refugee Day (Sunday, June 20, 2021). World Refugee Day was inaugurated by the United Nations in 2001–the 50th anniversary year of the 1951 Convention Related to the Status of Refugees–to raise global awareness of the unique challenge refugees and asylum seekers face across our planet. It stands as a reminder of the urgency of defending and supporting those who have fled persecution in their countries of origin and are seeking refuge abroad. In commemoration of the Day, ABA President Patricia Lee Refo and a variety of experts involved in the fight for justice and wholeness for refugees and asylum seekers will share their experiences, discussing opportunities to protect, support, and advocate for these vulnerable groups.

Moderator

  • Reuben Moses, International Refugee Law Committee

Speakers

  • Patricia Lee Refo – ABA President
  • Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu – Author, attorney, teacher, and political and women’s rights activist
  • Crystal Felix – Staff Attorney at the Immigration Justice Project, San Diego, CA
  • Henry Su – Member of the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Partner at Constantine Cannon LLP
  • Brittany Thomas Faith – Practices Services Director of the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division, Head of Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, PC’s Immigration Practice Group