Ryan Harvey on Europe's Refugee Crisis
Ryan Harvey in front of a screen showing debris on a Greek beach left by refugees.
Activist and political folk singer Ryan Harvey spoke at the Flying Squirrel in Rochester on April 2 2016. Ryan recently returned from Greece where he was doing humanitarian work helping refugees on the Greek island Lesbos. The beaches of the island are a popular landing site for refugees from wars in Syria, Afghanistan and Palestine. Lesbos is located only 6 kilometers from the Turkish coast. The talk was followed by a performance of folk songs inspired by the crisis. An interesting fact was cited during the performance that Greece and Rochester were the only two places he has visited recently that still had an Indymedia.