When Away Becomes Home: The Refugee Crisis and Opportunities for Welcome in Northeast Ohio

March 31, 2017 / 12:00pm

The world is in the midst of the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Several organizations in Northeast Ohio are actively engaged in resettling individuals and families who have fled from their homelands. What are the stories of these people? And “how are they successfully integrating into our communities, bringing their skills and perspectives to a region poised for growth, but needing some additional resources? That is is the subject of the conversation moderated by Wendy Pearlman, the Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Professor at Northwestern University. Prof. Pearlman’s book, We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (HarperCollins, June 2017), explores the lived experience of the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee crisis. She will be joined on the podium by Justine Howe, Assistant Professor in the CWRU Department of Religious Studies, and representatives from Global Cleveland and the International Institute of Akron.




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