January 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
UCI Student Center Emerald Bay B

The UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation will be participating in a discussion and workshop regarding the current refugee framework and its challenges. Students and faculty will come together to suggest reforms and share concrete steps we can take to address the crisis.

To learn more about the panelists and the topics to be discussed, visit this site.

Week 2 (January 16-19) is Refugee Awareness Week!

To see the detailed event list, visit this site.

Refugee Awareness Week at UCI: Critically Engaging Refugee Narratives

In today’s polarized society, the word “refugee” has become increasingly politicized. Through Refugee Awareness Week at UCI, we hope to address misconceptions about refugees by understanding the processes of war, persecution, and other mechanisms of displacement that have forced an unprecedented 65.6 million people from their homes. We also hope to humanize the word “refugee” by sharing and understanding refugee stories, and by celebrating and enhancing their contributions to their host communities.

Join Peaceful Passions, the Dalai Lama Fellows, the UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation, Fresh START, Liberty in North Korea, and the International Studies Public Forum as we hold Refugee Awareness Week at UC Irvine from January 16 – 19. All activities are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. We thank the UCI School of Social Ecology for sponsoring the week of events.

For a full list of the week’s events, view this printable pdf.