Date(s) - 05/08/2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brooks Memorial Library Community Room
The Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), southern Vermont’s refugee resettlement agency, will host an informational panel on refugees coming to the area from Eritrea/Tigray, Central Africa, Yemen and Latin America/Guatemala. The event, to be held on Monday, May 8th from 5 to 7pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro will aim to raise awareness of the challenges faced by refugees and to encourage community engagement in welcoming and supporting the new arrivals. The presentation will focus on recent conflict histories and human rights abuses that have led to out-migration.
The panel will feature Joe Wiah, ECDC VT Director, who will provide background and context on the identities of refugees in southern Vermont and on the resettlement process; and will include short presentations on conflict areas. Additionally, refugees themselves will share personal stories and perspectives.
ECDC Vermont, in partnership with the Brooks Memorial Library, invites all community members to attend and engage in this vital discussion. This event seeks to foster understanding, support, and involvement in the lives of refugees who now call Vermont their home.
For more information on the event, please contact the Brooks Memorial Library, visit their website, or check out the ECDC Vermont Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ECDCMCCVermont