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University of Virginia

Film & Panel Series, Part 3: 4.1 Miles & From Damascus to Chicago

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 Film & Panel Series, Part 3: 4.1 Miles & From Damascus to Chicago
 Film & Panel Series, Part 3: 4.1 Miles & From Damascus to Chicago

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 PM

University of Virginia , Charlottesville, VA, USA

About the Event

The journey to the United States is often challenging – and the issues faced by families who resettle in the US are often also challenging. This film series and panel explored those challenges. Following the panel discussion, attendees had the opportunity to learn about and speak with 7 local NGOs working to make a difference in the refugee space.

Sponsor: The Batten Graduate Council at UVA

Partners: IRC Charlottesville, International Family Medicine Clinic, Bridging the Gap, NOVA Friends of Refugees, International Neighbors, Refugee Outreach

Speakers: Christine Mahoney, Professor of Public Policy & Director of Social Entrepreneurship at UVA; Tim Cunningham, Director of the Compassionate Care Initiative and Assistant Professor of Nursing; Matt Tully, Bridging the Gap Volunteer; Farah Ibrahim, Jefferson Area CHIP Family Support Worker and Iraqi refugee

Location: The University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

Photos: Courtesy of One Journey Volunteers

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