Refugees International president to speak on campus

Ken Bacon discusses need to be aware and how to get involved in global refugee problem | November 3, 2005

With more than 30 million refugees world-wide, dealing with refugee populations is one of the most pressing global issues. Ken Bacon, president of Refugees International, is speaking on that very topic on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center.

In his presentation, "Advocacy for Change: Refugees and Rebels," Bacon is discussing the global refugee problem, both in terms of its staggering dimensions and the need to be aware of the issue and get involved on behalf of those without a voice.

"Refugees are mostly invisible, mostly without any voice,” says James Buchanan, director for the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue. “There is virtually no one telling the world their story, no one advocating for them. They’re not located only in developing and war-torn countries around the world; they live invisibly as our neighbors here in Cincinnati and all over the United States. Ken Bacon is in a unique position to help us to learn about this problem and to think about what we might do to help alleviate the suffering of millions of people.”

Refugees International speaks out for refugees and displaced people around the world and promotes more effective ways for the international community to meet their needs.

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