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CNNC to host National Refugee Conference at UNCG

Posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by CommunityEngagement.

The Center for New North Carolinians will host the annual conference of the Association for Refugee Service Professionals (ARSP) on October 8 and 9 at UNCG.

Highlights include:

  • Keynote address by Larry Yungk, Senior Resettlement Officer, UNHCR
  • Keynote address by Erol Kekic, national Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Programs Director
  • Report by CNNC Research Fellows on recent ARSP/UNCG visi ts to refugee processing sites in Malaysia (Burmese) and Rwanda (Congolese)
  • Update on crisis with Unaccompanied Refugee Children on US border
  • Update on immigration reform legislation
  • Research update on refugee mental health
  • Several workshops on best practices and advocacy issues

Target participants:
Refugee resettlement and service provider professionals, resettlement volunteers, refugee organization representatives (MAAs), community leaders, academic researchers, and students in related fields

For general conference information:
Conference registration and conference schedule will be on the ARSP website: Association for Refugee Service Professionals

For other information,:
Contact Holly C. Sienkiewicz, DrPH, Director of Research at CNNC: