SATURDAY APRIL 9th 4:30pm
Join us for a conversation with photographer Lori Grinker and guests Ali Rawaf and Les Roberts on the Iraqi refugee crisis.
Ali Rawaf is a 20 year old Iraqi refugee and currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin, and is traveling to Beacon to attend this discussion.
Dr. Les Roberts is an epidemiologist who has led over 50 surveys in 17 countries, mostly measuring mortality in times of war. He is the author of the 2004 report estimating Iraqi civilians casualties at 100,000 Iraqi that drew ire from the Bush administration, who insisted it was much lower.
Lori Grinker is the author of the exhibit currently on display at Fovea "Nothing Like My Home". A 15-year documentary project on veterans of war from thirty countries entitled "AFTERWAR: Veterans From A World In Conflict" by Ms. Grinker was both an successful traveling exhibit and hardcover book.
6:30pm to 8:30pm Public Reception to follow for photographer and panelists, with wines from Chateau Routas.
Photo caption: After receiving the proper papers from the U.S. Government, Ali, an Iraqi asylum seeker, works at a Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant after school in Tucson, Arizona. March 2008