From Southern Oregon to Syria: An Oregon Woman Volunteers

taylorolsonheadshotTaylor Olson-Hill comes to Southern Oregon University’s Hannon Library to share her firsthand experiences with the Syrian refugee crisis and the truth about working inside a refugee camp. Featuring original photographs from Olson-Hill’s recent time working with refugees in Lesvos, Greece.

Thursday, November 10
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Meese Room

Rogue Valley native Taylor Olson-Hill has spent the last four years working on international humanitarian projects in Cambodia, Haiti, and most recently in Greece aiding the refugees fleeing from the war in Syria. Passionate, engaged and fascinating, the stories of her work in the Syrian refugee crisis on the Greek island of Lesvos tell the truth about working inside a refugee camp: from sorting clothes in a warehouse, to acting as a peacekeeper between refugees and locals. In this presentation, she will dispel misconceptions about refugees and the crisis, and talk frankly about the hidden cost of volunteering in Greece.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Hannon Library and is free and open to the public. Get free campus parking for this event by going to any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL1110

For more information, contact Hannon Library at 541-552-6816 or libraryevents@sou.edu.

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