Symposium will examine the most significant aspects in the international and domestic refugee system


The upcoming Refugee Symposium: Keeping Our Door Open – a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Refugee Resettlement on Oct. 22 – 23 is a collaboration between Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and University of Michigan Medicine.

The two-day symposium will consider the most significant aspects in the present international and domestic refugee system within four tracks: 1) Impact and Integration; 2) Transformative Practice; 3) Health and Wellness; and 4) Policy and Advocacy.

The symposium will include presentations by academic experts, policy-makers, nonprofit social services professionals, and government officials to analyze the limitations in the present refugee system and discuss ways of overcoming these constraints.

Featured keynote speakers are Dr. Jeff Crisp, Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre; U.S. Rep Debbie Dingell; and Mark Hetfield, president/CEO HIAS.

The Oct. 22 session is from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and the Oct. 23 session is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both sessions are at Rackham Graduate Building on the U-M campus (915 E. Washington St.).

For the full schedule:

To register, log onto JFSANNARBOR.ORG/ SYMPOSIUM or call 734-769-0209.


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