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Center for Refugees Project

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The Center for Refugees project provides opportunities for faculty and students to meet and work with some of the newcomers to our city, enjoy their culture, and support them in their efforts to be productive members of U.S. Society.

The Refugee Resettlement Program welcomes persons of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. 
www.ccaosa.org/imm_ref/imm_ref.html

Raising Awareness Around Campus

"Is This My Shangri-La?"

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library currently has a display on "Is This My Shangri-La? Life in a Bhutanese refugee Camp?" by Dr. Lopita Nath

Global Refugee Class Presentation

The students from the Global Refugee class will be doing a presentation on their Service Learning experience, Mentoring Refugees and Volunteering for Catholic Charities.

The presentation will be held at the Mabee Library Auditorium at UIW, on November 20, 2014 from 1:30 - 2:45pm.

We cordially invite you to attend the presentation and encourage your students to attend to learn more about Service Learning and working with the refugees in San Antonio.

Raising Awareness Around San Antonio

Watch Dr. Nath's interview with KENS 5 here.

Community Service 

Spring Festival

On April 3rd, UIW History Department, Asian Studies, International Student and Scholar Services, will be hosting a Spring festival for the Refugees. It will be held at Denmen Estate, 7735 Mockingbird Lane, SA 78229. If you are free on that good Friday and want to enjoy being with the Refugee Children and celebrate all the spring festivals with them, please contact Dr. Nath, or come to the estate at 9 am. The festival is from 10-12pm.

Want More Information?

For more information on the Center for Refugees Project, or the Global Refugee class offered at UIW, please contact Dr. Lopita Nath.