JWAC's 2014-2015 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.
Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.
JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!
'The Syrian Refugee Crisis: From The Front Lines To The Headlines' with Eric Kocher
Haines Attorney and EMT Eric Kocher has spent the last six months in Greece assisting refugees as they escape war by traveling on rafts to the Greek coast. He worked with medical and legal teams on the island of Lesvos, in the Port of Piraeus, near Athens, and at the Greek town of Idomeni on the border with Macedonia. His presentation, illustrated with video footage and photographs, will look behind the headlines at the struggles and hardships endured by refugees seeking a new life and the challenges and contradictions facing Greece and Europe as they deal with millions of refugees seeking asylum.
Travelogue: 'A hiking tour of the Dolomites in Italy' with Katie Bausler
In the north of Italy there stands a chain of mountains so beautiful and historically significant that the entire range has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During World War I, the line between Austro-Hungarian and Italian forces ran through the mountains, and many of the trails date from this era. Katie Bausler toured there recently, and will tell us all about it.
'World Affairs Forum on Refugees, Displacement, and Humanitarian Relief'
Thursday, Friday, Saturday | Oct. 20, 21, 22 | UAS
The Fall Forum will look at the ongoing refugee crisis and the history of mass migration.
WorldQuest is JWAC's largest fundraiser, featuring an international buffet, no-host bar, silent auctions, and our delightfully amusing trivia contest. Click here to read more.
All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.
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