Fleeing Home: The Refugee Experience in the United States
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Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Vail Interfaith Chapel | Vail
A refugee is a person who has fled their country due to fear of, or actual, persecution and violence due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Refugees, also called displaced persons, are unable to return to their country because the adverse conditions that prompted their flight have yet to be resolved.
In this program, Hardin Lang will provide an overview to understand the issues that refugees face in their own countries, describe their path to reach a country that will accept them, their experience after arriving in the accepting country and the process to become integrated. Abdi Nor Iftin will join Lang for this presentation, describing his unique journey and those of his peer group in coming to the United States, both their struggles and experiences.