Monday, September 26, 2016

UPCOMING: TOURING EXHIBIT: "Forced From Home" Interactive Educational Exhibit on The National Mall, SAT, Oct 1 - SUN, Oct 9, Open Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Free Guided One Hour Tours offered by Doctors Without Borders Aid Workers + Special events MON, Oct 3 - THURS, Oct 13, Free

“Forced From Home" an interactive educational exhibit
presented by Doctors Without Borders
comes to The National Mall in Washington, DC
Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 9
9:00am - 5:00pm daily
Tours are one hour long
Free
RSVP Now to Reserve your preferred time slot!
Note: If the tour time slot you want is "sold out" you can still come and join the “walk-up” line. There are seven tours each hour and they’ll keep spaces open in each for walk-up attendees.
On view on The National Mall near the Smithsonian Metro from October 1 - October 9

Forced From Home is an interactive, educational exhibition presented by Doctors Without Borders to raise public awareness about the experience of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people. The traveling exhibit will be making a stop in DC for eight days, from Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 9. All are encouraged to come out to the National Mall to tour the exhibit and learn more about the plight of the world's 60 million + refugees. Questions: See FAQ page here.

With Doctors Without Borders aid worker as your guide, you’ll see, hear, and interact with images, stories, and materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world. During the one hour tour you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those who have been forced from their homes, and the humanitarian solutions offered by Doctors Without Borders. 

Forced From Home is free, fully accessible, and open to the public. Learn more about the event on the press release here and see educational brochure here.

School field trips are welcome for students in grades 7 - 12. Students will meet experienced aid workers who will lead them on a tour of the exhibition that include a variety of hands-on and immersive experiences. For more information about bringing your students to the exhibition, click here

The exhibit will be located between 14th and 15th St NW
and between Madison Dr NW & Jefferson Dr SW (see google map)
101 14th St NW (near the Washington Monument 
Metro: Smithsonian (blue, orange or silver line) or take the DC Circulator, National Mall route, there. Click here for more information about the location and directions on how to get there.

Related Free Events, Please RSVP: 

Monday, October 3
2:00pm
Free, RSVP here
Journalists, photojournalists, and Doctors Without Borders representatives will talk about telling the stories of people who’ve been forced from home in the largest displacement crisis the world has known since World War II. The panel will feature Deb Amos of NPR, photographer Brian Sokol, and Phil Zabriskie, editorial director of Doctors Without Borders USA. Learn more here. 
The Newseum - Knight Studio 
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Metro: Archives

Thursday, October 6 
Migrant or Refugee? Central America's Migration Reality at National Geographic
7:30pm
Free, RSVP here
Join Doctors Without Borders executive director Jason Cone, Doctors Without Borders aid worker Sue Averill, and regional expert Mary Speck, for a discussion about the humanitarian crisis in Central America. Learn more here.
National Geographic 
Grosvenor Auditorium
1600 M Street NW - entrance is between 16th & 17th St on M St 
Metro: Farragut North or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St or the 42 bus to M St, see metro trip-planner for best access based on where you are coming from

Thursday, October 13
Recruitment Information Session
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Free, RSVP here
The event will include a Q&A. Learn more here. 
On Thursday, October 13th, medical and non-medical professionals are invited to attend an evening presentation to learn more about joining Doctors Without Borders’ pool of dedicated aid workers. An aid worker and Field Human Resources Officer will discuss requirements and the application process, and you’ll meet experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers from the area and hear their firsthand stories of “life in the field.” Please take a moment to review their recruitment requirements before registering for this event. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
901 G St NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown, 9t & G exit, or Metro Center and walk a few short blocks

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