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Hassan Al Kontar: Tweeting for Asylum

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

1055 Marginal Road

Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

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Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Language: Presented in English
Cost: FREE

Syrian refugee, Hassan Al Kontar lived seven months in a Malaysian airport, stuck in arrivals after fleeing the war in his home country and initially unable to obtain a visa. He launched a Twitter campaign detailing his struggle before the B.C. Muslim Association and a group of sponsors took action to bring him to Canada.

Join Hassan his sponsor, Laurie Cooper, and his lawyer, Andrew Brouwer for this public lecture and fascinating discussion about Hassan’s experience, the power of social media and the global refugee crisis. Presented in partnership with the Halifax Refugee Clinic.

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