STF Humanizes the Refugee Crisis for Congressman Sherman’s Staff

STF Delegation presents Congressman Sherman letters of thanks for his vote to stop anti-refugee legislation. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians
STF Delegation presents Congressman Sherman letters of thanks for his vote to stop anti-refugee legislation.
Photo by Kristin Ghazarians

April 7, 2016: STF representatives from Harvard-Westlake and Sierra Canyon schools met with Congressman Brad Sherman (30th District) to thank him for his vote to defeat the American Safety Against Foreign Enemies Act (HR4038), which would have made it almost impossible for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the United States.

As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Congressman Sherman emphatically opposed HR4038. STF also shared a portfolio of testimonies and photos of refugees with his staff to humanize the crisis.

In addition to the thank you letters to Congressman Sherman for speaking out against HR4038, students also gave him copies of the documentary “Salam Neighbor” STF authored study guide and encouraged him to view “Salam Neighbor” to expand his understanding of the human cost of the global refugee crisis.

The Congressman’s staff thanked the delegation for their dedication to the refugee crisis and encouraged them to continue reaching out to Congressman Sherman to raise awareness and help educate their district on human rights issues.

Students point out the human cost of the global refugee crisis. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians
Students point out the human cost of the global refugee crisis. Photo by Kristin Ghazarians

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