Northeast News: World Refugee Day celebration brings together the stories of a diverse community
The Kansas City Community Programs team participated in their local World Refugee Day celebration. Andrea Buley, Community Program Coordinator, was quoted by Northeast News in their coverage of the event: “We tell the stories of refugees. We are trying to change perception so we can change reception… We want refugees to be seen.”
The Emerald Project is a Utah-based organization that carefully designs dialogues to engage with non-Muslims to make Salt Lake Valley a more welcoming home to Muslims. As many of our refugee friends belong to the Muslim faith, we applaud opportunities that foster understanding and were pleased to support The Emerald Project’s 3rd annual “Slam the Islamophobia” event on February 15th.
Refugees often risk their lives crossing deserts, jungles, and oceans all in the search for shelter, freedom, or happiness. Yet, even once they’ve reached physical safety, mental mountains emerge that make daily life an uphill climb. At the November 2022 conference for the Utah Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (USOPHE), presenters Shurooq Al Jewari and Sasha Sloan discussed mental health and inclusion, focusing on immigrants and refugees.