IRC Presents: Refugee Resettlement Lecture Series
Date(s) - 06/26/2018 - 11/20/2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
International Rescue Committee
In partnership with the Murphy-Wilmot Library, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Tucson launches a seven-part Refugee Resettlement Lecture Series with a Resettlement Program Overview presentation. IRC Tucson Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, Nejra Sumic, will discuss the refugee resettlement process and provide an update regarding the 2017 Executive Order and Supreme Court rulings.
Tuesday, June 26th
Presidential Determination of Refugee Admissions and the Economic Impact of Refugee Resettlement – Each fiscal year, the president, in consultation with the Congress, determines the number of refugees admitted to the United States. This session will cover the Refugee Admissions Report and look at the economic impact of resettlement.
Tuesday, July 31st
Cross-Cultural Refugee Panel – Learn about refugees from refugees. Individuals who came to Tucson as refugees will discuss their resettlement experience and will provide an overview of their cultures to members of the Tucson community.
Tuesday, August 28th
Refugee Nutrition and Food Security – This session will discuss how refugees work towards a healthier future for their families through nutrition education and participating in community gardening.
Tuesday, September 25th
History of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and Resettlement Models from Around the World – The U.S. is one of 37 countries resettling refugees. Learn about our country’s long history of welcoming refugees and how its resettlement process differs from the resettlement models around the world.
Tuesday, October 23rd
Refugee Health – Explore the health needs of refugees and the community’s efforts to assist them in navigating the complexities of the U.S. healthcare system.
Tuesday, November 20th
Global Refugee Trends and Resettlement Update – the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees publishes an annual report on the migration trends of refugees and displaced persons around the world. This session will cover the global refugee resettlement trends and provide the community with an update on local resettlement.