He discusses his experience at the recent Camden Conference (Feb. 17-19, 2017) which is an annual event created to foster discourse on world issues. This year the conference was called "Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity's Crisis." Ali was a Special Guest and addressed the audience as an immigrant, himself, personalizing the policies and learning on the issue over the course of the weekend. During this show Ali shares the comments he presented at the conference. He looks at how the experience impacted him, talking about how this crisis calls us to be responsible to the other humans with whom we share this planet. He believes we should help those in need and to make peace so that people might resume their lives in their homes.
Also, his sixth grade son, Ahmed, joins us in the studio and recites a poem by Nizar Kabbani which he recently memorized.
FMI on Ali's book project which needs an editor and publisher click here.
FMI on The Iraqi Society of Maine's Children's book drive click here.
Music: "Can't Stop The Feeling" from the Trolls movie.