Tucson J to host IRC ‘Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes’ simulation

The International Rescue Committee in Tucson, in partnership with the Tucson Jewish Community Center, will present a “Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes” simulation event on Sunday, March 18, in the Tucson J’s Sculpture Garden. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As part of this simulation, attendees will assume the role of a refugee and focus on the challenges that refugees face in getting the bare necessities of life — food, water, shelter, and education. The event is an effort to provide community members insight into the hardships and frustrations that refugees endure.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, IRC Tucson Executive Director Jeffrey Cornish, and the Tucson J President and CEO Todd Rockoff will be providing commencement addresses.

To register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/2AeTaxL. For more information, contact IRC Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator Nejra Sumic at 319-2128, ext. 130 or Nejra.Sumic@rescue.org.