What is a Refugee?


IRC Brown Bag: How can we educate others about refugees?

Tuesday, December 16th

"A refugee? Someone who lives in a slum, maybe?" -Answer given by an American to the question "What is a refugee?" in Will They Ever Go Back?, an IRC-sponsored documentary

How can we educate others about refugees?

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)Resettlement Department's mini-grants program has funded documentaries, photography exhibits and other powerful tools to educate the public. Come meet the grantees, view their creations, and hear them talk about their successes in dispelling the misconceptions about refugees and engaging the public in understanding the refugee

resettlement experience.

Tuesday, December 16th

12:30 pm

International Rescue Committee

Conference Rooms A & B

122 East 42nd Street, New York

(Corner of 42nd and Lexington)

Light refreshments will be served

If you are not an IRC staff member, you must RSVP by noon on December 15th. Send your full name to Margaret Weeks at margaretw@theirc.org or

212.551.0994 and bring a photo ID with you on the day of the brown bag.

IRC's mini-grants program is funded and administered by Community Collaboratives for Refugee Women and Youth, a technical assistance unit in the Resettlement Department.

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Posted December 10, 2003