Global to Local View of the Refugee Crisis
Brett Shadle, professor and chair of the Department of History and one of the founding members of the Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies, will lead an online discussion exploring the global refugee crisis and the local connection to communities in Blacksburg and Roanoke.
Sponsored by Outreach and International Affairs, the OIA Conversations on Race series is free and open the public. The webinar, the third in the series, will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 10. It is being co-sponsored by the Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies.
Panelists will include:
--Scott Bailey, professor of electrical and computer engineering and leader of the Blacksburg Refugee Partnership.
--Bethany Lackey, executive director of the Roanoke Refugee Partnership.
--Katherine Randall, Ph.D. candidate in rhetoric and writing and a Blacksburg Refugee Partnership volunteer.
--A Syrian refugee, Zohour, will also talk about her experiences.