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LSU School of Social Work 2018 Annual Conference to Highlight Refugees in Baton Rouge
By: Refugee Congress
Highlight Refugees in Baton Rouge
What: There are approximately 1,500 resettled refugees who call Baton Rouge home. As the refugee population resettles in a new place, they face a myriad of challenges from accessing and utilizing services to the language barrier and acculturative stress associated with migration and resettlement. Refugees must be resilient to adapt to their new homes. However, coupled with limited access to resources available to this population, there is also limited data that highlight refugee challenges. The LSU School of Social Work 2018 Annual Conference will highlight research done by refugees about refugees in Baton Rouge.
Who: Refugees and former refugees will share their stories and present research on Baton Rouge's refugee population in conjunction with lead researchers Dr. Youn Kyoung ( Lily) Kim, and Dr. Arati Maleku ( from Ohio State University).
Dauda Sesay is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Louisiana. He will be one of the speakers at the conference giving a presentation about his life as a refugee.
Ann Agbiak is a Master's of Social Work student at LSU served as research assistant in conducting the need and capacity assessment survey, which will be presented at the conference.. She is an active member of Refugee Congress's Louisiana Chapter.
When/Where: April 27, 2018, 10:15 am, The Cook Conference Center, 3838 West Lakeshore Drive Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
• Phone or in-person interviews are available with these refugee leaders and researchers.
Please contact Solace Duncan to request interviews.
The Refugee Congress is a national advocacy and advisory organization comprised of refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless persons from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our mission is to promote the well-being, integration, and dignity of all refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless persons in the U.S. and beyond. We do that by bringing our voices and experiences to inform decision makers on domestic and international issues and policies affecting our lives. www.refugeecongress.org