In an effort to help Nebraskans better understand the challenges facing immigrants and refugees, Union College will host Immigrants and Refugees—What’s Next? on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:37 p.m. at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The event will open with a screening of the Oscar-nominated short documentary 4.1 Miles, the story of a Greek Coast Guard captain who is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East as they attempt to make the short trip from the coast of Turkey to the Greek Island of Lesbos.
A panel of local experts will then discuss how Nebraskans can respond to immigrants and refugees. The panel will include Vanja Pejanovic, Refugee Resettlement Office Site Coordinator at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska; Christopher Banks, professor of International Relations at Union College; Pablo Colindres-Moreno, immigrant and former workforce coordinator for the State of Nebraska Department of Labor; Tom Randa, director of the Good Neighbor Community Center; Mardan Dnu, a Yazidi refugee from Iraq; and Chris Blake, moderator and associate professor of English and communication at Union College.
Immigrants and Refugees—What’s Next? is free and open to the public. The event will be held in Heartland Hall at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church located at the corner of 48th and Prescott on the campus of Union College.
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