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Lunch Break Teach In: A Refugee's Journey

Event date: September 18, 2017
Time: 12pm - 1pm EDT

Please join the IRC in Charlottesville for a brown-bag teach-in at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (201 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902). Christine Mahoney, Professor at the University of Virginia and author of Failure and Hope: Fighting for the Rights of the Forcibly Displaced will discuss the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and the Trump Administration's refugee ban. Topics will include where these refugees come from, what displacement looks like, the many components involved in resettlement, and finally, hopes for the process of starting over in America.  

Christine Mahoney is a Professor of Public Policy and Politics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and Director of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia. She studies social justice advocacy, activism, and direct action through social entrepreneurship, and has authored two books on these subjects.