HUB Film Series: Tomorrow’s Children
May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Suggested donation – $10
Tomorrow’s Children follows six Syrian children who escape the war in Aleppo only to become caught in a cycle of child refugee labor in neighboring Turkey. An official 2018 selection of the Global Peace Film Festival and and the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films.
Join in a moderated panel-led discussion following the film.
Josephine Garnem is the Program Manager for the Gilchrist Immigrant Resources Center for the East County region. She is responsible for developing and managing the basic computer literacy program and acts as the subject matter expert in the field of workforce development for the center.
Mouhanad Al-Rifay is a Syrian-American award-winning documentary filmmaker, humanitarian, and human rights activist, and the director of Tomorrow’s Children.
Sharif Aly is the CEO of Islamic Relief USA, where he oversees humanitarian programs in the areas of disaster response, international relief and development, and domestic social services.
Jorge Benitez-Perez is a student at Prince George’s Community College, DACA recipient, and proud immigrant from El Salvador. Jorge has been working alongside CASA to advocate for the rights of immigrant communities in Maryland and nationwide.
Liz Sweet serves as Chief of Staff for HIAS, where she leads HIAS’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives while overseeing its global human resources policies and operations. Liz has designed programs and managed staff in the implementation of a range of programs serving immigrants and refugees.
Helen Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, living mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study art at Syracuse University. Helen currently lives in Washington, DC, and works full-time as an artist.
The Hub for Culture & Democracy is a brand-new space for community building, civic engagement, and social action in Olney-Sandy Spring. The Hub will serve as a unique mid-county center for engagement with contemporary social justice and equity issues, bringing together neighbors, residents, and change-makers from across our diverse community.
This series is brought to you in part by Community Sponsors: Islamic Center of Maryland, Shaare Tefila Congregation, and St. John’s Episcopal Church Olney, and Community Partners: Debbie Amster, Marc Elrich, Josephine Garnem-Torbay, Candace Groudine, Alan Sachs, Adileh Sharieff, and Mahvash Sheikh.Reserve Your Spot