What the media tell us about humanitarian crises around the world is incomplete. Susan Schooler will share what she learned on the Greek island of Lesvos, where thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers fleeing war or persecution are trapped in inhumane conditions, held in limbo for months or even years. Over a third are infants and children, many of whom are unaccompanied by a family member.
Susan Schooler, a Beth Shalom member, is a retired middle- and high-school math teacher who once dreamed of being an anthropologist. Recently, she spent a month on the Greek island of Lesvos working with unaccompanied minor refugees in a small school there.
A dessert potluck follows the program. Please bring baked goods, snacks, or cold drinks.