We invite you to participate in the online discussion entitled “Unprepared for the Worst: The Danger of COVID-19 for Refugees” which will be held on June 19, 2020.
The Aurora Dialogues Online will focus on the reasons the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the world off guard and the additional pressures that refugees and other vulnerable communities are facing in light of the outbreak. During this discussion, two Aurora Prize Laureates who have dedicated themselves to saving others and have a first-hand experience of dealing with the crisis will reflect on its consequences for those in need.
- Marguerite Barankitse, Founder, Maison Shalom, 2016 Aurora Prize Laureate
- Mirza Dinnayi, Co-Founder and Director, Luftbrücke Irak (Air Bridge Iraq), 2019 Aurora Prize Laureate
- Sasha Chanoff, Co-founder and Executive Director, RefugePoint, Aurora Prize Expert Panel Member
Discussion language: English. Simultaneous interpretation to Armenian and Russian will be provided.
Discussion date and time: June 19, 7:00 p.m. Yerevan time (GMT+4), 6:00 p.m. Moscow time (GMT+3), 4:00 p.m. London time (GMT+1), 11:00 a.m. New York time (EDT).
The participation is free. You can join the online discussion by Zoom link (please register below) or by live streaming on Facebook. Please note that only participants who registered via Zoom will have access to Armenian or Russian simultaneous interpretation.
You are welcome to send your questions to the speakers before the discussion to FuturesStudio@rvvzfoundation.org.