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To Breathe Free Refugee Resettlement Policy Briefing

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VFW Memorial Building

200 Maryland Avenue NE, First Floor Conference Room

-located next door to the Hart Senate Bldg.--

Washington, DC 20002

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You are invited to this special policy briefing featuring the award winning short documentary film To Breathe Free, which follows the 5-year journey of a Syrian family fleeing the war in Homs to the refugee camps in Jordan and starting a new life in Washington, D.C. To Breathe Free gives an intimate and unique perspective not seen in current media reporting on the refugee crisis. The film captures the intersection of individual narratives from a family fleeing the Vietnam War in 1970, to the Syrian Conflict in 2017, to the families who help create a new home in our nation’s capital, giving voice to our common humanity and the struggle that binds people together.

To Breathe Free, winner of the "Best Documentary Short" in the 2017 Covellite International Film Festival," will be followed by a panel presentation on the global refugee situation, the U.S. role in refugee resettlement and policy implications. Panelists include: Jen Smyers, Church World Service/Refugee Council (USA), Nicholas Feeney, USA for UNHCR and Susan Krehbiel, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

Continental Breakfast will be served.

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VFW Memorial Building

200 Maryland Avenue NE, First Floor Conference Room

-located next door to the Hart Senate Bldg.--

Washington, DC 20002

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