Promoting Integration: The Refugee Perspective / Community Education

1:45 - 3:15pm
Presented at: National Immigrant Integration Conference 2012

"Why are refugees moving into my town?" Every year, thousands of refugees fleeing war and persecution from counties like Burma, Sudan and Iraq are resettled to cities across the United States where they are able to rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity. Presenters from national experts including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Center for Applied Linguistics effectively use storytelling, multi-media and social media platforms to provide cultural information, to ease local resistance, and to strengthen relationships between residents and newcomers in resettlement communities. Pick up creative tips for improving your communication awareness campaigns.