Dying to Live: Stories on the Road to Freedom

A Conversation With Danielle Vella, Jesuit Refugee Service Director of Reconciliation and Social Cohesion

Refugees Eating in Tents

March 2, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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 on the Road to Freedom (2020) tells the stories of people who have been forced to flee their homes in their own words. 

Danielle Vella, author of Dying to Live and director of reconciliation and social cohesion for Jesuit Refugee Service, will share stories of the forcibly displaced and answer questions about the refugee experience. She will be joined by Berkley Center Senior Fellow Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., and Elizabeth Ferris of the Institute for the Study of International Migration. 

Lunch will be available beginning at 11:45 a.m. Books will be available for purchase both 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after the event.

This event is 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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