Grassroots Resettlement: Refugee Support and Community Creation in Scandinavia Virtual Panel
Where: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
58 Park Ave.
212-779-3587 Price: Free
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On Tuesday, January 25th, ASF invites you to a discussion on refugee support and community creation in Scandinavia. In this panel highlighting the work of local people supporting incoming refugees in Norway and Sweden, we’ll hear from a Norwegian asylum center director, a Swedish community organizer, and two resettled refugees to Norway who have made it their life’s work to advocate for their communities and build bridges between refugees and native-born Scandinavians.
Panelists include: Bente Nygård, Director at the Solbakken residential asylum center in Florø, Norway; Mårthen Mirza, Cultural minister for Lund county, Sweden; Adam Dean, Language teacher and Syrian refugee to Norway; Kerrion Joseph Murhesa, Aid worker and Congolese refugee to Norway.
The discussion will be moderated by Folklorist & ASF Fellow Dr. Sallie Anna Steiner.
This event will take place as a Zoom webinar; please ask questions in the chat or send them in advance to [email protected]. Registration is required; please sign up at the link. This conversation will be recorded and available later to stream on our Virtual Programming page and on our YouTube channel.