'Refugee 101' resettlement talk is this Sunday

2013-04-04T00:00:00Z 'Refugee 101' resettlement talk is this SundayArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

"Refugee 101: Global to Local Refugee Resettlement" is the topic of a talk Sunday at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church.

The presentation will be at 11 a.m. at the church, 4625 E. River Road.

Presenter Natalie Brown has been working with refugees in Tucson for three years with a branch of the United Nations.

Brown has traveled to countries such as Kenya, Congo, Somalia and Sudan interviewing displaced people who have gathered in refugee camps. She has also worked with hundreds of refugees who have been placed in Tucson.

She will talk about refugee resettlement as well as how to volunteer with the Iskashitaa Refugee Network.

The organization has helped many refugees, including John Akuar, move to Tucson. Akuar, a member of St. Francis, has returned to his home village in South Sudan to build a school and several water wells.

For more information about the program or St. Francis, call the church office at 299-9063.

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