Schedule of Events
Monday | April 27 | Keynote Speaker - Meymuna Hussein-Cattan
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Student Center Crystal Cove
Invisible Communities: Refugees in Orange County
A look at Orange County's demographics and how refugees are a part of our landscape.
Meymuna Hussein-Cattan, director of the Tiyya Foundation
Tuesday | April 28 | Living Photography
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Stories and 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Reception
Student Center Doheny Beach A + B
Meet the incredible people behind the photo-stories that were posted and hear their experiences with conflict and refugees. It is followed by a dessert and wine reception so you can personally meet them.
Sama Wareh, Artist and Humanitarian, Education and Violence Interrupted
Pauline Lubens, War and Public Health Lecturer and Public Health doctoral student whose 35 year photojournalism career included spending time covering the personal toll of war.
Dr. Paula Garb, Peace and Conflict Studies
Tram Le, Vietnamese American Oral History Project
Wednesday | April 29 |Refugee Storytelling
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Student Center Emerald Bay A+B
Featuring Dr. Maureen Shay PhD, Serafin Falcon, Malia Hamza, and Adja Buybuyi
Hear local refugees speak about their experiences abroad and their experiences acclimating to America; learn about use of graphic novels and storytelling about refugees; and witness a one-man play about being a Cuban-Exile
Thursday | April 30 | Refugee Awareness Banquet
Student Center Emerald Bay A + B
Featuring Ezel Jupiter, Haleem Khatib, Digibot
Come eat and listen to performers express their stories from their home countries through music.
Friday | May 1 | School Supply Drive
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Student Center Student Terrace
Take action with Break the Silence by donating school supplies for refugee children in Orange County.