Nearly every day we're seeing and hearing tragic stories of refugees dying as they desperately attempt to find a new life in Europe. But in the midst of the chaos, there is a lot of confusion and a lot of misconceptions.
We take a look at the hurdles facing Syria's LGBT refugees, and we discuss a new exhibit that connects the current refugee crisis to that of Baltic populations in WWII. Also, we examine Napoleon's failed assault on Russia, and surveillance in Colombia.
A federal judge in California orders the release of immigrant children from detention centers, and we take a look at the choices facing the EU as its refugee crisis worsens. Also, we're joined by the founder of an organization devoted to empowering adolescent refugee girls.
Blair Brettschneider, founder of GirlForward, returns for our Global Activism series. GirlForward mentors refugee girls and provides “educational programs and leadership opportunities, creating a community of support that serves as a resource and empowers girls to be strong, confident and independent.” She'll talk about her latest group of refugee girls, especially her work with Syrian refugees.
We talk to Larry Cohler-Esses, the first journalist from an American Jewish publication to be given an Iranian visa since 1979. Also, the Greek island of Kos is being overwhelmed by refugees, and the political stalemate in Lebanon continues.