Young Refugees Tell their Stories

Come hear first-hand accounts of the ordeals and life challenges of three courageous, inspiring young adults who had to flee their homelands as refugees to the U.S. Mahjabin Khanzanda, who had been an interpreter for the U.S. army, barely made it out of Kabul on an emergency evacuation flight just before the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Rosalio Tejax crossed the Rio Grande with “coyotes” and was caught by the border patrol and placed in a juvenile detention center for 5 months when he was just 15 years old. Noor Almusahwi first became a refugee in Syria when his family fled Iraq under threat from Saddam Hussein’s regime, before then becoming a refugee again after the brutal war in Syria ignited. These brave souls will share their stories and hard-earned wisdom, as well as share ways we can all continue to advocate for refugee rights. Hosted by: Humaira Ghilzai, social entrepreneur, writer, producer, educator, co-founder of the non-profit Afghan Friends Network.

Campanile Room, Hotel Shattuck Plaza

April 7th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm


Noor Almusahwi
Immigrant Advocate
Humaira Ghilzai
Afghan Friends Network
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