Jewish Family Service Presents Screening of “Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World”
WHAT: Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Leichtag Foundation, and Human Relations Commission will host a free screening of Refugee Kids, a short documentary that follows students at a New York City summer program for children seeking asylum from the world’s most volatile conflicts. The film presents an intimate, emotionally gripping account of the students’ stories of escaping war and conflict and resettling in America, chronicling their triumphs and setbacks as their lives unfold over the course of one formative summer.
Refugee Kids humanizes complex geopolitics and depicts the challenges and urgency of immigration to America in an increasingly dangerous – and interconnected – world.
WHO: Following the film, a local refugee will join Etleva Bejko, JFS director of refugee and immigration services, to discuss the refugee experience in San Diego, and how all of us can come together to create a welcoming community for people fleeing persecution.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, 5:30–7:15pm.
WHERE: Jewish Family Service Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus, 8788 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123
COST: Event is free and open to the public.
DETAILS: To learn more or find out about future screenings, visit: www.jfssd.org/refugeekids or call Shana Hazan at (858) 637-3281.