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Welcoming People on the Move:
Our Moral Calling to Serve the Most Vulnerable

September 21, 2020 | 12:00 pm

There is a need to encourage initiatives to foster fraternity among all local cultural, ethnic and religious groups… . Situations of conflict and humanitarian crises, aggravated by climate change, are increasing the numbers of displaced persons and affecting people already living in a state of dire poverty.” This statement by Pope Francis resonates well with the lifelong dedication of our panelists to the noble cause of serving the most vulnerable among us. Join us to hear about the transformation of local paradigms from rejection to welcoming of the stranger. Learn about the impact of the Syrian conflict and the differential reactions in Europe, the Haiti earthquake, the Kosovo conflict, the Cambodian war on the millions of people, who were displaced from their homes, villages, countries, to find refuge and a new home in a new village, new country.

This free event is open to the public with registration and part of a larger series in honor of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.


Distinguished Panel

Myriam Mézadieu

Chief Operating Officer
Catholic Legal Services
Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.

Professor Dr. iur. Siegfried Wiessner

Founder & Director
LL.M./J.S.D. in Intercultural Human Rights
Professor of Law
St. Thomas University School of Law

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Thear Suzuki

Americas Advisory Talent Leader, Ernst & Young
Presidential Leadership Scholar


Professor Dr. Roza Pati

Founder & Director, The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy
Executive Director, LL.M./J.S.D. in Intercultural Human Rights
St. Thomas University School of Law

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This event is free and open to the public online with registration.

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September 21, 2020
12:00 pm