On April 4, Fresno State will host speakers from US CIS, a variety of organizations devoted to resettlement of Syrian refugees, as well as Dr. Keith Watenpaugh, historian of refugees and human rights at UC-Davis. The all-day event features expertise on all sides of the Syrian refugee issue and will hopefully continue campus-community conversations about the dozens of Syrian refugee families resettled in California’s Central Valley. Fresno is a city with a deep and rich history of refugee relocation. Students will learn more about the Syrian conflict, the necessity for refugee resettlement, and new challenges faced by professionals working in this field.
The complete agenda can be viewed at this link: 4 April Symposium for Syrian Refugees
All events are free and open to the public. Please email me at sfahrenthold @ csufresno.edu to coordinate class visits or press interviews. Ahlan wa Sahlan and Thanks!