Dying to Live: Stories from Refugees on the Road to Freedom
A Conversation With Danielle Vella, Jesuit Refugee Service Director of Reconciliation and Social Cohesion
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March 2, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: Healey Family Student Center Social Room Map
In his message on World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis remarked that “the signs of meanness we see around us heighten our fear of ‘the other,’ the unknown, the marginalized, the foreigner.” Dying to Live: Stories from Refugees on the Road to Freedom (2020) tells the stories of people who have been forced to flee their homes in their own words.
At this event, Danielle Vella, author of Dying to Live and director of reconciliation and social cohesion for Jesuit Refugee Service, shared stories of the forcibly displaced and answered questions about the refugee experience. She was joined by Berkley Center Senior Fellow Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., and Elizabeth Ferris of the Institute for the Study of International Migration.
Lunch was served and books were available for purchase.
This event was co-sponsored by Jesuit Refugee Service USA with Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of International Migration and its Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.
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Berkley Center Managing Director Michael Kessler offers opening remarks.
Danielle Vella discusses her newly released book, Dying to Live: Stories from Refugees on the Road to Freedom.
Elizabeth Ferris discusses the importance of meeting refugees and hearing their stories.
Berkley Center Senior Fellow David Hollenbach S.J. discusses his views on the topic from a normative ethics perspective.
Audience question for Danielle Vella about economic refugees.