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HIAS Venezuela staff lead a workshop on gender based violence prevention and menstrual hygiene with the support of community leaders in the indigenous community of La Guajira. | Congregational Education | Help Your Community Learn About Refugees | HIAS

HIAS Venezuela staff lead a workshop on gender based violence prevention and menstrual hygiene with the support of community leaders in the indigenous community of La Guajira in May 2022. (Laura Nieto/HIAS Venezuela)

Learning about refugee issues is often an important first step for communities interested in deepening their commitment to assisting refugees. In addition to HIAS’ educational programming, we are also available for consultation and coaching on building programs for your community. Contact educator@hias.org if you would like to consult with a HIAS professional on educational programming.

Public Virtual Programs

HIAS offers that a wide range of important voices on the refugee experience, from policy experts, practitioners in the field, and historians to film creators, authors, and activist leaders. Congregations often promote HIAS’ public events and use them as the basis for their own communal gatherings.

Upcoming Events

 

Mar 7, 2024

Mandamus 101

Mar 7, 2024

Join HIAS Pro Bono & Partnerships and our special guest speaker, Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, partner and head of litigation at Murray Osorio PLLC, for Mandamus 101.

Mar 13, 2024

Legal Coffee Talk: Meet the Social Services Team

Mar 13, 2024

Join the Pro Bono & Partnerships Team for a Coffee Talk to meet the HIAS Social Services team and learn more about the non-legal support they provide.

May 14, 2024

General Events

JPAC Capitol Summit 

May 14, 2024

JPAC Capitol Summit  HIAS and our four California resettlement partners (JFCS-East Bay, JFS Silicon Valley, JFCS-Long Beach/OC, and JFS San Diego) are active members of the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC), which is the country’s oldest and largest statewide coalition of Jewish social service and public affairs agencies.

Featured Past Webinars

World Refugee Day: Celebrating Refugees’ Impacts

Hear from three former refugees who have become leaders in their fields: author, poet, and former HIAS client Roya Hakakian; mental health and trauma recovery specialist Jihan Daman; and refugee resettlement expert Thakur Mishra. Originally broadcast on June 16, 2021 in honor of World Refugee Day.

The U.S. and the Holocaust

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, HIAS invited Sarah Botstein, co-director of the PBS series “The U.S. and the Holocaust” to explore critical questions regarding the consequences of public indifference, bureaucratic red tape, and restrictive immigration laws in the United States then and now. Originally broadcast on January 24, 2023.

Climate Change and Forced Displacement

As severe weather caused by climate change affects the food security, livelihoods, and safety of communities around the world, hundreds of millions of people will be forced to choose between flight or famine. Learn how climate change serves as an underlying cause of forced displacement, and how HIAS works around the world in the context of climate change and environmental degradation. Orgininally broadcast on February 5, 2023.

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