The Bialik-Rogozin school in Israel educates students from 48 different countries and diverse backgrounds, many of them refugees from war-torn states, fleeing poverty, political adversity and even genocide. Sixth & I will be screening Strangers No More, a documentary about the school and its students that won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject in 2011.
Following the screening, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society will host a panel discussion and Q&A about the film and their own work with asylum seekers and refugees in Israel. Among the panelists will be Joel Moss, HIAS’s Representative in Israel and an expert in asylum law who is embedded in the Israeli Ministry of the Interior’s new Refugee Status Determination Unit.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sixth & I, 600 I St. NW
The event is free, but RSVP is required.