Share the Journey
Georgetown University is answering the call to "Share the Journey" through a series of events focused on refugees and migration.
On September 27, 2017, Pope Francis launched a “Share the Journey” campaign, which calls on leaders across the United States and around the world to support those who have fled their homes seeking a decent and safe life for their families. Georgetown is demonstrating its commitment to addressing these issues by inviting students, faculty, and thought leaders to participate in a series of events focused on the experiences of migrants and refugees. Scholars, activists, and religious leaders from across the university will engage with the political, ethical, and theological dimensions of an increasingly complex issue that impacts millions displaced by social and political unrest and shifting climate patterns.
Find further resources about Georgetown's work on migration and refugees here, and see below for a list of "Share the Journey" events.
The School of Medicine’s Physicians for Human Rights Chapter hosted a national student conference featuring speakers in the fields of human rights and medicine as well as stories from refugees and asylum seekers.
The Program in Disability Studies welcomed public health advocate and scholar Laura McDonald for a discussion of refugee trauma and culturally specific conceptions of mental health.
GUSA, No Lost Generation, Jesuit Refugee Service, and the Center for Social Justice, Research, and Teaching sponsored this walkthrough event that simulated the experience of being a refugee.
The Berkley Center and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting hosted three journalists who discussed their coverage of refugee resettlement and human trafficking in North America, Europe, and West Africa.
No Lost Generation invited experts from the Brookings Institution and Georgetown's Institute for the Study of Migration for a structured conversation to help explain the complicated history of Myanmar and its effects on today’s crisis.
The African Studies Program, the Center for Social Justice, the Institute for the Study of International Migration, and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies hosted Giulia McPherson from the Jesuit Refugee Service.
The Center for Child and Human Development, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, and the Global Health Initiative hosted a symposium on mental health and developmental issues among Syrian refugee children.
The Office of the President and the Berkley Center hosted Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi for a lecture and panel discussion.
The Office of the President hosted Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, who discussed his new book The Vatican in the Family of Nations.