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Thursday, September 30 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Forced to Flee: Understanding the Experience of Refugees and Exiled People in Pittsburgh

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Betty Cruz

President & CEO, The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
Betty Cruz assumed the role of President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh in January 2020. Prior to joining the Council, Betty served as the leader of Change Agency, a social enterprise which she founded in 2016, and Project Director for All for All, an immigrant... Read More →

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Ivonne Smith-Tapia

Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services, Jewish Family and Community Services
Ivonne Smith-Tapia joined JFCS as Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services in July 2021. She holds master’s degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Social Work with a certificate in Human Services Management.Ivonne worked more than a decade with the Colombian government, international... Read More →
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Andrés Franco

Executive Director, City of Asylum
Andrés Franco was appointed Executive Director of City of Asylum in October 2020. Recognized globally for providing sanctuary and community for endangered literary writers, City of Asylum is now in its 16th year. Mr. Franco’s new role with City of Asylum allows him to fuse his... Read More →
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Noor Fazly

Refugee Employment Specialist, JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services
Noorulhaq (Noor) Fazly is originally from Afghanistan. He has a bachelor in law and political science from Herat University. Currently, he is studying Cybersecurity at CCAC, then will continue higher education to the University of Pittsburgh. Noor came to the USA in 2016 as part of... Read More →

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Sun Luu

Spoken Word Poet
SUN LUU is an Asian American writer, performer, and speaking artist based in Los Angeles, CA. He's a poetry slam champion, having won Texas Grand Slam (2017). He has served as the co-captain of a Brave New Voices team (2016), representing Los Angeles, which placed 7th in the world... Read More →

Thursday September 30, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT