Friend or Foe? The Plight of the Refugee

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Friend or Foe? The Plight of the Refugee

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Think Out Loud: Library Programs on Current Issues for People Who Want to Know More

Friend or Foe? The Plight of the Refugee

 

The word ‘refugee’ – its meanings and connotations – have been heavily debated and often feared by political leaders and the public, especially in the face of rapidly changing global economic, societal, and political conditions. This lecture discusses differences between refugees and migrants, and explores why refugees have been optimistically embraced in some societies while rejected and discriminated against in others. Examples of mass displacement related to mass atrocities and genocides, and the aftermath of Europe’s latest refugee and migrant crisis are discussed to shed light on the dangers of the single stories pertaining the plight of refugees in the United States and globally.

FREE

Presented by Antonella Regueiro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Impact Faculty Fellow, Faculty Innovation and Social Impact Lead, College of Arts and Sciences, Lynn University and Timea Varga, Instructor, Dialogues, Faculty Innovation and Social Impact Lead, College of Arts and Sciences, Lynn University.

Please register at www.delraylibrary.org/registration/

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Delray Beach Public Library Large Meeting Room
100 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483 United States

Organizer

Isabella Rowan
Phone:
561-266-9490
Email:
isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org
Website:
https://www.delraylibrary.org/