Library highlights World Refugee Day

The Greater Victoria Public Library is hosting three eye-opening talks to explore the plight of refugees across the world.

  • Jun. 19, 2013 9:00 a.m.

The Greater Victoria Public Library is hosting three eye-opening talks to explore the plight of refugees across the world.

The first event takes place tomorrow (June 20) at the Saanich Centennial branch in conjunction with World Refugee Day.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Vietnam refugee Viet Tran will recount the two years he and his family lived in an Indonesian refugee camp before moving to Victoria. Siyad Abdi Jama, a United Nations interpreter, will recount time spent teaching at a Kenyan refugee camp.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on June 21 at the Oak Bay branch, witness a panel discussion between David Amrik Lau, Victoria Immigrant Resource Centre Society executive director, and Syrian activist and human rights educator Moussa Magassa.

At the Central branch on June 22, 11:30 a.m., Brajinder Dhillon will talk about her book Dusk to Dawn, the story of her family’s escape from Pakistan, after her father was killed by the rebels during the partition of India in 1947. El Salvadorian Alvaro Moreno will discuss his experiences that brought him to Victoria to found the local coalition for Survivors of Torture.

For more details, visit gvpl.ca.