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Rescued Lives, Transformed Communities: Refugee Resettlement in Arizona – Yuma

May 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Rescued Lives, Transformed Communities: Refugee Resettlement in Arizona

Saturday, May 20th

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Yuma County Library

2951 W. 21st Lane – Yuma, AZ 85364

According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are currently over 60,000,000 displaced persons in the world, most of them women and children.  Less than one percent of the refugees worldwide are offered the opportunity to build new lives in another country. What does it mean to be a refugee? What do refugees experience before coming to the United States?  Is it the responsibility of the United States and other developed nations to provide protection, safety and resources to individuals who are escaping conflict and persecution? Learn about the history of refugee resettlement, the current overseas and domestic processing of refugees living in the United States and the refugee resettlement programs in Arizona. Engage in dialogue about the complexity of the refugee experience, how refugees enrich our local communities and how you can be more involved. 

This program is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities and are part of the Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States Initiative.


May 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager
602-257-0335 x26


Yuma County Library – Main Library
2951 S. 21st Dr.
Yuma, AZ 85364 United States
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