June 20, 2019 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm

World Refugee Day - A Night of Music and Storytelling

With the refugee crisis hitting staggering and unprecedented levels, we present a night of dynamic storytelling, performance and conversation, all led by refugees and the organizations that represent them. And it’s all happening on #WorldRefugeeDay.

Mirza Ramič, leader of the electronic music outfit arms and sleepers — and himself a Bosnian refugee — performs original music inspired by his journey and the war that forever changed his family’s life. Ahmed Badr also performs work inspired by his journey from Iraq, and the world he left behind.

We’ll get to the bottom of pressing questions like: Why are more people migrating now more than ever in recorded history? How hard is it to gain refugee status? If we accept more refugees, what effect does that have on our economy and communities?

Guests include Andrew Lim, Director of Quantitative Research at
New American Economy; Edafe Okporo, leader of the RDJ Refugee Shelter; and Ninette Kelley, director of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. WNYC’s Yasmeen Khan hosts.
The Greene Space
44 Charlton St
New York, NY 10014
United States
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