Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, together with Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area will hold a virtual Refugee Town Hall on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. This forum will feature speakers discussing current issues in the refugee and immigration debate, including Biden Administration actions affecting refugees and asylum seekers and their impact on national and local resettlement. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will be honored for his leadership in Congress on refugee issue will give the congressional perspective on these issues.
Speakers will include:
Welcome: Former Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Lithuania, Anne E. Derse, Deacon and Community Life Coordinator, St. John’s Episcopal Church Norwood Parish
Recipient and Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8th), member of the House Committee on the Judiciary Committee
Former Ambassador to Syria Mary Burce-Warlick, LSSNCA Board Chair.
Kristyn Peck, CEO, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)
Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, President and CEO, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Dr. Mamadou Sy, VP of Operations, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)
Paula Boland, ESQ., President and CEO, United National Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA)