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2016 Global Awareness and Responsibility Conference
December 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - December 10, 2016 @ 3:30 pm EST
We invite all individuals, organizations and philanthropic foundations interested in learning about these issues, willing to become engaged, desirous of making a difference and open to exploring avenues for action to attend the Fourth Global Awareness and Responsibility Conference beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday December 9th, 2016 and continuing on Saturday December 10th, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. at the University of Southern Maine (USM) located at 96 Falmouth Street, Portland Maine 04103. The conference is free, but registration is required.
As you know, the world is facing a growing crisis of monumental proportions. Refugees and migrants are being forced to flee their homes due to widespread political unrest and civil wars. The images of refugees we see in the media and their heartbreaking stories raise questions like, “Who are these people? Where are they coming from? Why are they seeking entry into other countries? What is our moral and ethical responsibility toward them? How can we help?”
Ladder to the Moon Network has a unique perspective on this subject. One of its goals is to educate the public about the continuing crisis in Africa and the challenges that New Americans face when they leave Africa and come to America. Through speaking engagements throughout the year; culminating in an annual Conference in December. Our targeted audiences are government leaders, communities and organizations, universities, colleges and high schools, young professionals and New Americans. We strongly believe that an educated community is a responsive community. Little can be expected from a community which is not informed.
This conference will convene those who have personally been working in war zones to change people’s lives, despite personal threat, experts from across the United States and Europe on the humanitarian crisis, International NGO senior practitioners, and scholars who will shed some light on the current refugee crisis in Europe and Africa. They will facilitate a brainstorming session among the participants as we put our heads and hearts together to try to find strategies and solutions to this mounting crisis.