20 September 2016
The Refugee Crisis is also an Identity Crisis
Background:Social media changed Jaz's life, and the lives of thousands of people she works with. Not to be underestimated as a tool for procrastination, Jaz O'Hara demonstrates the power of Facebook and Instagram (and other channels), not just through her own crazy story, but through several inspiring examples of the refugees she works with in camps across Europe and the Middle East and how they have been impacted by this amazing resource we all have at our fingertips! In under a year, Jaz went her job in fashion in London, to sleeping in a tent in a refugee camp in Northern France, to speaking at the UN headquarters in New York, all after a post she wrote about her first experience visiting a refugee camp in Calais, known as the Jungle, went viral.
Now Jaz is not only campaigning or to highlight the humanity behind world issues, inspire global community and leave a legacy of positive, social change, but also working with the United Nations to solve Humanitarian Goal 16.9: "By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration". This involves developing inclusion through technology, and a key part of this will be some form of digital identity program. That will be the focus of tonight's inspirational presentation and discussion.