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The hashtag #refugeeswelcome originated in Europe in 2015 to promote a climate of acceptance and support for refugees. Since then, however, the refugee crisis has become a polarizing topic around the world, with people on both sides of the debate demonstrating and emotions running high. During this open discussion, the university community is invited to speak openly about discrimination, stereotyping, violence and anxiety about terrorism. This conversation will feature faculty experts from Wayne State University and Michigan State University, refugees and artists, and include discussion about the influence of media coverage and major political parties. This is a time to ask questions and share personal experiences.

This unique event is co-sponsored by the Global Studies Program and the Office of International Programs at Wayne State University.

Food and drinks will be provided.

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Student Center Hillberry D
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202

For more information about this event, please contact Margaret Hall at 3135772814 or eq8112@wayne.edu.

Submissions for this form have closed on November 14, 2016.