Full Speaker List
Holocaust survivor – she hid from the Nazis in an attic for 2 years, story similar to Anne Frank’s. She and her daughter share her story of survival.
Holocaust survivors – a couple who escaped Germany before the horrors really took hold, the wife as part of the orphan resettlement to England. They give a detailed history of that time and the events that led up to it.
Japanese Internment survivor – was sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona with his family during WWII. He shares his story and also gives the history of AAPI prejudice.
Lost Boy of Sudan – survived the horrors of the civil war in Sudan in the nineties. His story was documented in a movie starring Reese Witherspoon. His American sponsor can join him to tell the story of his arrival in the U.S. (2 books)
Sudanese refugee – survived the lead-up to war in Sudan, then worked to resettle other refugees, through the International Refugee Committee.
Chumash/Titavian elder – local tribal leader and historian. (book)
Actor/film writer on race and ethnicity – currently works with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to promote diversity in the film industry. She tours the country performing a one-woman play about racial identity. She can perform her play or do a presentation on racial issues.
Cambodian refugee and the journalist who wrote about her story - features the author with a survivor of the Khmer Rouge genocide.
Afghan refugee - worked with U.S. troops in Kabul. Left Afghanistan during the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
Syrian refugees - two young sisters who grew up during the Syrian Civil War and recently escaped and resettled in SLO.
Pakistani refugee - He was persecuted for his Christian faith in Pakistan. His journey to the U.S. was long and full of trials.