Photography by Maher Mahmood

Join a private discussion with journalist Jake Halpern and illustrator Michael Sloan, the Pulitzer Prize winning team and co-creators of “Welcome to the New World,” a graphic narrative series featured in the New York Times. The series follows the lives of a Syrian refugee family after their arrival in the United States.

Proceeds of the evening will benefit IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, the organization which resettled the family depicted in Halpern & Sloan’s series. Also joining the discussion will be Issa and Aminah, the Syrian mother and father of the family depicted, and Chris George, IRIS’s Executive Director. 

For questions and to secure sponsorships, contact Zeenie Malik (


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