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Syrian Refugee Crisis Talk by Ellen Small Billard

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Bring your friends and increase your global health awareness! Ellen Small Billard is coming to the University of Wisconsin-Madison!! GlobeMed at UW-Madison and WUD Society and Politics are so excited to be co-hosting Ellen and hearing her first-hand experience with this current global issue. Using her experience as a social worker and humanitarian, she is an advocate with a passion for social justice and a love for the Middle East. She co-founded Road to Mafraq, a non-profit organization, which aims to increase access to education and healthcare for Children affected by conflict in the Middle East. Learn more about Ellen at http://ellenbillard.com/. If you are interested in learning more about Road to Mafraq, visit http://www.roadtomafraq.org/.

This event is funded in part by ASM in a viewpoint neutral manner. Students can request disability accommodations at diversity@asm.wisc.edu

GlobeMed-UW is a student run nonprofit organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is part of a network of 46 university chapters across the United States that all are connected under the umbrella of GlobeMed, which was originally started at Northwestern University by a group of ambitious students who had a unique vision for global health. GlobeMed provides a network of support and facilitates the success of its chapters, but at the core, GlobeMed is about partnership. 

This partnership is the keystone of the GlobeMed network. They are the reason GlobeMed is so unique. We focus on listening to the community leaders and working with existing infrastructure instead of imposing our own ideas of what we think the community needs. GlobeMed gives us a chance to deeply connect with the experiences of people around the world and participate in changing their reality for the better. It is a collaborative, challenging, humbling journey, and one that we hope you will join us in.

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