Welcoming the Stranger Inspires Hope | Sheryl Winarick

Global migration is at an all-time high with more than 65 million people displaced from their homes. Immigration lawyer Sheryl Winarick offers hope with simple tools for refugees, migrants and their receiving communities to co-create the kind of communities where we all want to live.

Sheryl Winarick is a U.S. immigration lawyer who recently completed the TED Residency in NYC, incubating her project Hope Domino, #hopedomino, exploring immigration and related issues through inclusive civic discourse in communities across the U.S. On her “listening tour,” she’s deepening understanding through personal interaction.

Her clients include Oxfam International and TED, small businesses and start-ups, as well as individuals and families from all over the world. Sheryl draws on her experience working with migrants and refugees to encourage us to choose hope over fear. Sheryl practices with TED & TEDx, UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief, Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON), and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC). She’s an Aspen Institute Scholar (2014), serves on the HIAS Public Policy Committee, a graduate of Texas A & M, and holds a JD from George Washington University. Sheryl says, “Challenge the sources that shape your reality.”

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx