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Humanitarian Crisis of Ukrainian War Evacuees

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This virtual event is presented by East-West Connections (formerly RABCC), TMORA, and Global Minnesota.

Humanitarian Crisis of Ukrainian War Evacuees
First-person Impressions and Minnesota Response

Tuesday, May 17 |   7:00 – 8:00 PM CDT |  FREE via Zoom Webinar
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Mark Jorgenson, board member and retired diplomat, East-West Connections

Angela Eifert, Global Connector Lead, Alight
Bernadine Joselyn, board member, East-West Connections

Since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his “special operation” in Ukraine on February 24, over 11 million Ukrainians have fled the country – at least 5 million to Poland – and over 7 million have been internally displaced (more than a quarter of the country’s population). Here in Minnesota, the humanitarian response organization Alight is organizing relief efforts, and some individuals are finding ways to help at the border.

Join this program to hear from Angel Eifert, Global Connector Lead for Alight (formerly the American Refugee Committee) about Alight’s efforts to support displaced Ukrainians and opportunities for Minnesotans to participate.  Bernadine Joselyn of East-West Connections will share personal impressions from her recent trip to the Ukrainian-Polish border where she met with war evacuees at critical moments on their journey, helping them process, re-orient, connect, and navigate their new reality



Tuesday, May 17, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm