Immigrant Ohio, 2017


Department of Ethinic Studies, School of Cultural and Critical Studies Presents:

Refugees, Past and Present

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
228 BTSU, Bowling Green State University



9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.      Meet and Greet

Welcome by Susana Pena, Director SCCS, & Phil Peek, Chair, World Languages and Cultures
Opening Remarks by Dean Raymond Craig

9:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.      Panel 1 Becoming Refugees: Stories of Displacement

Stories of becoming refugees from North to South Korea, Pakistan to India, India    to Pakistan, Jewish child migrant to US, Hungary, Vietnam, Cuba, Burundi, and Syria                                        

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Keynote: "Global Resettlement Trends"

By Anne Marie McGranaghan, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) representative

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Lunch Break   - (Campus Dining Options)  
1:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.    Panel 2--Settling Refugees                        

1. Selecting refugees to the US
2. Settling Refugees in Toledo
3. Government Assistance for Refugees
4. Mental Health/ Trauma
5. Surviving the American maze                                    

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.    Panel 3--What’s next? A Time to Ponder                  

1. The community Perspective, Hungarian Community, Toledo
2. Economic Impact of refugees
3. Welcome Toledo-Lucas County
4. Preserving life stories across generations
5. Current Discourses on refugee policy                                                        

4:00 p.m.    Special Exhibit--Refugee Stories from Three Continents                                 

Photographs by Tariq Tarey
Place: Jerome Library

The exhibition will display about 20 portraits taken by Tariq Tarey in Dadaab refugee camp, Kenya (2009), Greece refugee camps (2016), and in Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by Ethnic Cultural Arts Program and University Libraries.


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neh logoSupported by the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant “Understanding Migration: Local and Global Perspectives