Veterans and Military Families Online Forum: How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies

Blue Star Families and Welcome.US invite you to an online forum, How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies: A Conversation with Blue Star Families, Welcome.US, Operation Afghan Allies, and VSOs Taking Your Q&As, on Tuesday, October 26, 2pm (Eastern Time).

Topics will include:

Update on the current stat of resettlement

Immediate needs of Afghan allies

Volunteer opportunities

This forum is an opportunity for government and nonprofit organizations on the frontline of the resettlement process to share updates around ongoing efforts, best practices, and offer opportunities for individuals to participate in resettlement efforts.

While on a mission to save a nation, our military community formed bonds with the Afghan people.  Our Afghan Allies are colleagues, friends, and even family.  Therefore, the sacrifices they made alongside service members and their families gave rise to today's current duty: aid their well-being.  As we continue to process the end of the war in Afghanistan, many feel compelled to take action to support our Afghan Allies as they resettle here in the United States.


Who Should Attend:

Military family members and veterans who want to know how to help our Afghan Allies

Individuals who are actively involved in resettlement efforts and want to share and learn

Military and veteran serving organizations interested in doing more to support resettlement efforts


Reasons to Attend:

Ask your questions and get answers during the live event

Access to the White House and frontline leaders of resettlement efforts

Opportunities to find out how YOU can get involved!


Confirmed speakers:

Nazanin Ash, CEO, Welcome.US

Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families

Governor Jack Markell, White House Cordinator Operation Allies Welcome, White House

Art delaCruz, CEO, Team Rubicon

Sarah Verardo, CEO, The Independence Fund

Dan Lamothe, Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post

Additional speakers will be announced soon!



October 26, 2021 at 2:00pm - 4pm
New York, NY
United States
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