As the nation grapples with proposed travel bans and refugee restrictions, it can be easy to forget the times when fear drove Americans to revile newcomers and reject those seeking refuge. According to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, we have a moral obligation to be less vilifying and more welcoming of marginalized people.
Join Kristof – a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner – as he shares his father’s refugee experience, offers a historical context for the current refugee controversy and urges a deeper understanding of all people to reduce the stereotyping of “others.”
The speech will also be live streamed: www.ustream.tv/channel/rwu-lectures.
Book signing to follow presentation.
Free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Call (401) 254-3166 with questions.
Note: 1 Merit lottery point event for RWU students.