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Kathie Friedman leads lecture series on immigrants and refugees

February 14, 2017

Syrian refugees in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan
Syrian refugees in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Photo Credit: Oxfam International

Jackson School professor and forced migration specialist Kathie Friedman, will give three public lectures on immigrants and refugees at Temple Beth Am. The lecture series will take place on three consecutive Wednesdays starting in mid-March.

First lecture: We Haven’t Forgotten Our History: Jewish People Were Once Refugees, Too on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Second lecture: Sorry to Disturb You, But There is a War in My Country: The Global Refugee Crisis on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Third lecture: What Will You Do When They Start To Round Us Up: Undocumented Americans and Their Families on Wednesday, March 29, 2017,  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

The series is open to the public, $40 for the series / $15 per lecture,  free for students with ID. 

All lectures will be held at Temple Beth Am

2632 NE 80th Street

Seattle, WA 98115


Prof. Kathie Friedman is an associate professor of international studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at UW, Seattle. She is also an adjunct associate professor in the departments of Sociology and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and former Chair of the UW Jewish Studies Program. Her research is in the area of forced migrations, particularly the social and political integration of refugees and their children after resettlement. She is the author of Memories of Migration: Gender, Ethnicity, and Work in the Lives of Jewish and Italian Women in New York, 1879-1924.

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