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In the U.S., we are currently facing significant anti-immigrant and anti-refugee rhetoric and policy. Pope Francis has called us to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate migrants and refugees, and it is important to combat the current environment to respond to his call. Join us for presentations and conversations up and down the West Coast March 15-23 to learn about why this transformation in culture to welcome refugees and migrants is so important, how it can happen, and what you can do to take action to fight fear and welcome refugees. 

These talks will feature Katrine Camilleri, JRS Malta Country Director and UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award winner, who will tell her story of how, despite threats to her life and personal risk, she persisted and worked to advocate for refugees and migrants, and her successes and challenges of building community between Maltese people and refugees.


Thursday, March 15, 2018: Los Angeles: Loyola Marymount University, 

7:00 p.m. Reception, 8:00 p.m. Presentation

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Monday, March 19, 2018: Portland: Loyola Jesuit Center 

7:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018: 
San Francisco: University of San Francisco, 

Co-sponsored by The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought

5:30 p.m. Presentation, 6:30 p.m. Reception

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Friday, March 23, 2018: 
St. Helena 

Details to come. 

*JRS will also be visiting students at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, Jesuit High School in Portland, and Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose. 


Katrine Camilleri is a lawyer and Country Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Malta. She is the recipient of the 2007 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, presented to an individual or organization who has dedicated their time going above and beyond the call of duty to help people forcibly displaced from their homes. For more than two decades, she has provided legal advice and moral support to thousands of boat people who arrive on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean and are temporarily held in detention centers. Katrine has headed the Malta office of Jesuit Refugee Service since 2011. She and her staff have supported thousands of refugees, giving them legal advice, organizing visits to the detention centers, providing psychological support and facilitating access to healthcare. 

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