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Human Stories, Global Journeys: Responding to Colorado’s New Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • Thursday, January 25, 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Posner Center, Commons Event Space 1031 33rd St. Denver, Colorado 80205


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Join us for an incredible panel discussion on the topic of refugees in Colorado. Food and drinks will be provided, and students can attend for $10. If you are interested in learning how to stream the event, please contact us at dcfrprogram@gmail.com.

Across the United States, the Refugee Crisis has impacted cities, politics, and asylum rates. Major metropolitan areas of New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Denver, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles have seen their refugee rates climb rapidly; straining support systems. Over 50,000 refugees and migrants have been transported out of regional border states, like Texas, and spread across the United States. 

Refugee crises are not new. Every region of the globe faces similar struggles in helping refugee populations while maintaining support systems. More damning, refugees have been used as political fodder and for extracting political leverage. This has occurred in the United States, and in other countries, like Turkey, Morocco, and Syria. 

This panel seeks to answer the following questions: What is driving the Refugee Crisis in the United States? Why are migrants transiting regional borders? How does Texas transit refugees through border regions? How can policymakers and the public help refugees and migrants coming into Colorado? Finally, is there a case study for this internationally? 

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