Wednesday | May 18, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute & the Jewish Labor Committee

The distinguished speakers discuss the current international refugee crisis and draw historical parallels with the anti-refugee sentiments in the World War II era.


Mark Hetfield, President and CEO, HIAS

Shelly Pitterman, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representative for the U.S. and the Caribbean

Jennifer Podkul, Director of Policy, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Hosted by:

Herb Magidson, Former President, Jewish Labor Committee

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers and Shanker Institute