Film: Homeland RefugeesTuesday, April 9
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Busch Student Center, 251
The purpose of this event is to hold a screening of PBS's recent documentary entitled "Homeland: Refugees". According to PBS's website, the film is meant to "take viewers to the heart of America's humanitarian position as a refuge for those fleeing violence, disaster, war and persecution around the world. The stories in this hour illustrate the forces and factors that can lead refugees to a life of stability and success or to isolation, welfare and homelessness". The documentary is set in St. Louis, highlighting the struggles of the different refugee communities within our city. Additionally, a panel will accompany the screening, with speakers from the International Institute, Firm Foundations Refugee Tutoring program, the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma, and other organizations involved in refugee resources in St. Louis. The ultimate goal of this event is to bring awareness of the large refugee population in St. Louis, the struggles they face, and ways for people to get involved.