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Virtual Panel: Discussion on refugee support

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Category: Education
Start date: 25 Jan 2022 01:00 PM
End date: 25 Jan 2022 02:00 PM
Street / Location: 58 Park Ave
City / town: New York
Country: New York, USA
Organizer: Scandinavia House
Name: Scandinavia House
Email: press@amscan.org
Phone: 212.779.3587
Homepage: www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/grassroots-resettlement-refugee-support-community-creation-s

ASF invites you to a discussion on refugee support and community creation in Scandinavia. In this panel highlighting the work of local people supporting incoming refugees in Norway and Sweden, well hear from a Norwegian asylum center director, a Swedish community organizer, and two resettled refugees to Norway who have made it their lifes work to advocate for their communities and build bridges between refugees and native-born Scandinavians.

Panelists include: Bente Nygrd, Director at the Solbakken residential asylum center in Flor, Norway; Mrthen Mirza, Cultural minister for Lund county, Sweden; Adam Dean, Language teacher and Syrian refugee to Norway; Kerrion Joseph Murhesa, Aid worker and Congolese refugee to Norway.

The discussion will be moderated by Folklorist & ASF Fellow Dr. Sallie Anna Steiner.

This event will take place as a Zoom webinar; please ask questions in the chat or send them in advance to info@amscan.org. Registration is required; please sign up at the link. This conversation will be recorded and available later to stream on our Virtual Programming page and on our YouTube channel.