Conference to address refugees in community colleges

A conference in Syracuse in November will explore the tapped and untapped potential for internationalizing and enriching the community college experience for all students.

Karen refugee students
Amy Lay (left) is a Mohawk Valley Community College student and Heinaysoe Karen Bree (right) is an Adult Learning Center student. Both are Karen refugees. Photo by Lynne Browne. 

Internationalization & Inclusion 
Refugees in Community Colleges 
Saturday, November 5, 2016 
9 am - 4 pm

Onondaga Community College
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215

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Participants will learn from community colleges that have successfully engaged past generations of refugee students and integrated their culture, history, and communities into the educational landscape of their campus. 

Presentations will provide background and contextualize the arrival of recent refugees from South and Southeast Asia in particular.

Participants will be encouraged to share what they are doing on their own campuses and exchange ideas with faculty, staff, and students from other community colleges as well as with social service providers, K-12 teachers, and others from and involved in various refugee communities. 

The conference is sponsored by Syracuse University’s South Asia Center, Onondaga Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, and Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Southeast Asia Program, and South Asia Program.