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Scott Phillips and Josh Hinson, ‘Refugees: Pathways, Experiences and Resettlement’
October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This lecture is given by co-presenters Scott Phillips and Josh Hinson.
Refugees welcomed to the United States come from all over the world, represent a variety of religions and are invariably hard-working individuals. This session will explore and examine the realities facing refugees resettling in the U.S., in particular North Carolina; as well as provide updates on current political contexts, such as the travel ban. The session will provide an overview of the refugee issue at the local level with an exploration of the resettlement process, examining both theory as well as practical aspects, through a discussion of local resettlement efforts. The session will also highlight means and methods for community engagement.
Research shows that refugees experience disproportionately high rates of chronic health and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other stress-related disorders. Refugees also face a multitude of barriers to accessing healthcare services, including lack of culturally appropriate treatment and limited access to interpretation services. This session will focus on the refugee experience in North Carolina, and explore the ethical obligations of healthcare professionals to participate in their care. The session will also provide information and resources on best practices for working with refugees in North Carolina.
Register here. The cost is $10 per session or all four for $30. Students receive free admission with valid UNC-Chapel Hill ID. This series is in conjunction with REFUGEE, a free multimedia art exhibit on display at the Friday Center from September 25-November 3. For more information, visit the website.