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Refugee Crisis & Media Hype

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    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 18:00

    Refugee Crisis & Media Hype

    On September 2, 2015, the body of Alan Kurdi, a young Syrian boy, washed up on a Turkish beach. His body was photographed and the photo circulated worldwide.
     
    In the coming weeks, a media blitz on the refugee crisis took the world by storm. Everyone was talking about the Syrian refugee crisis - what could be done, how individuals and governments could help, how the world could have turned a blind eye for so long.
     
    But in the wake of all that coverage, what has changed? Did the media make a difference? Have we finally begun to give the biggest refugee situation since World War II the attention it deserves?
     
    PeaceGeeks, Amnesty International and Hootsuite present PeaceTalks #29: Refugee Crisis and Media Hype, a discussion of the refugee crisis and what can be done to affect real change.
     
    Speakers include:
     
    - Caroline Dailly, Manager at Immigrant Services Society of BC
    - Zool Suleman, Immigration Lawyer & Policy Consultant
    - Shayna Plaut, Simons Research Fellow, International Law & Human Security SFU
    - Majd Agha, one of the first Syrian refugees to arrive in Vancouver
     
    Join us at HootSuite's Vancouver office, beginning at 6pm.
    Cost: 
    Free admission
    Hootsuite
    5 East 8th Avenue
    V5T 1R6 Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada
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