Standing Up for Refugees: Community Engagement Through Thoughtful Dialogue

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This event series will bring together local university students, educators, nonprofit leaders, and refugee voices to focus on exploring the current status and needs of refugees in the Lehigh Valley, across the U.S., and Europe. After hearing insights from a panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to work together in groups to come up with mindful contributions to help the refugee community in the Lehigh Valley.

Logistics:
This event is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Each workshop is from 9am-noon on the following Saturdays at Lehigh University:

Saturday, April 8: Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus
Saturday, April 22: Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning, EWFM Library, Asa Packer Campus (please note the change in location)
Saturday, May 6: Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall, Mountaintop Campus

Attendance for all 3 days is not required, but is strongly encouraged! Additional information will be provided upon registration.

Questions and themes to be explored include:
*How are refugees resettled in the Lehigh Valley?
*What are the most important needs for refugees in the Lehigh Valley?
*What can we learn from other countries, such as Germany, when resettling refugees?
*What can schools and communities do to create more inclusive environments?
*How can you act locally, nationally, or globally to “stand up” and advocate for refugees?

Please click "Additional Info" below for more information on this event

ContactName: 
Lisa Damaschke-Deitrick
ContactEmail: 
lid214@lehigh.edu
ContactPhone: 
610-758-5750