Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes On the World
The new documentary Refugee Kids puts a human face on the politicized debate over America’s role as a safe haven for refugees. Spotlighting the Refugee Youth Summer Academy in New York City, it follows newly arrived students granted asylum from some of the world’s most conflict-stricken areas – Burma and Tibet, Egypt and Iraq, Liberia and elsewhere in West Africa – as they transition from the everyday violence of their homelands to school and life in the U.S. Their individual stories are both heartbreaking and inspiring.
The Library kicks off its 2016 Immigrant Heritage Series with a screening of the 39-minute film, followed by a discussion featuring refugee students in the Kansas City Public School system.
Co-presented by Jewish Vocational Service.