Refugees – Fact & Fiction: What We Need to Know
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May , 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Did you miss Joe Wismann-Horther’s program on May 24th?  You can review the program materials below:

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The world faces the largest refugee crisis since the end of World War I.  As a result of the Syrian Civil War, Syria’s 2011 population of 23 million people has been reduced to about 16 million—of which 6.6 million are internally displaced persons—with 4.8 million refugees outside Syria (mostly in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan).  As of February 2016, the U.S. had taken in a just over 2,800 Syrian refugees.  Despite a formal U.S. offer to take up to 10,000 in 2016, many cities—including Colorado Springs—have raised substantial objections to hosting refugees.  Why the resistance?  What are the facts?  What do we need to know?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5:00 p.m. reception – 5:30 p.m. program – 7:00 adjourn

Antlers Hotel, Colorado Springs

Four South Cascade (underground parking validated)

Joe Wismann Horther Joe Wismann-Horther was born and raised in Durango, Colorado. He has studied and worked in Spain, Mexico, Paraguay, Morocco, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, China and Mongolia. He has an extensive background in nonprofit management, program management and training in diverse cultural settings, working with government officials, business people and grass roots community organizers from all over the world. Joe received a M.Ed. in International Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Joe’s work is focused on learning and bridging social capital initiatives, finding common threads that bring people from different cultural backgrounds together in their efforts to improve their own lives and communities.


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