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This is Home: Exploring the New American Experience

February 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

THIS IS HOME: An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker Alexandra Shiva

Refugee Assistance Alliance will host “This is Home: Exploring the New American Experience,” a documentary screening and community-engaged panel discussion on the journey of four Syrian refugee families resettling in the US and the challenges the face.

The objective of this project is to humanize the complex dynamics and causes of forced displacement with a specific focus on Syrian refugees. The event will be organized on February 20th on the World Day of Social Justice and will consist of a screening of “This is Home: A Refugee Story” (2018) an award-winning documentary film following the journey of four Syrian refugee families resettling in the United States and the challenges they faced in adapting to western culture. The screening will then be followed by a panel discussion, which will include a Syrian refugee, an academic professional actively studying these populations and dynamics, and a service provider that aids newly arrived refugee families. This discussion will provide a vehicle for the community to gain understanding through three different perspectives on the New American experience in South Florida and elsewhere.

This event is funded in part by a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant, in partnership with Refugee Assistance Alliance.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm -
February 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Miriam Potocky
Event Fee:

Event Contact:

Mitra Naseh
(954) 842-9994

Event Venue:

FIU Graham Center Auditorium- GC 140
Campus (MMC): 11200 SW 8th St Graham Center, GC 140
Miami, FL 33199 United States
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