Hello everyone,

Reminder that there is a Brown Bag Lunch next week Monday, January 25th from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. The topic is Refugees in Kitchener-Waterloo. The panel includes:

  • Dr. Ghada Al-Shurafa (Muslim Association of Canada: Embrace Syria)
  • Yasmine Bennett-AbuAyyash (Arab Community Centre of Toronto)
  • Dr. Edmund Pries  (WLU)
  • Eunice Valenzuela (Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support)
  • Mayor Berry Vrbanovic (City of Kitchener)

With the current influx of 1,150 Syrian refugees into the Waterloo Region this topic is extremely important to understand and play our role as students, community members, and potential leaders to ensure we are all planning properly. This interdisciplinary discussion will be lead by a panel of experts including Dr. Edmund Pries from WLU, Eunice Valenzuela from the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support, and Mayor Berry Vrbanovic from the City of Kitchener to explain the situation and facilitate dialogue and questions around this current event. Refreshments and treats will be provided.

Please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/refugees-in-kitchener-waterloo-planning-for-diversity-tickets-20767931442

For more information please visit:

Dr. Ghada Al-Shurafa (Muslim Association of Canada Embrace Syria)
http://embracesyria.com/waterloo/
Yasmine Bennett-AbuAyyash (Arab Community Centre of Toronto) http://www.arabcommunitycentre.com/home/
Dr. Edmund Pries  (WLU) https://legacy.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=2481&f_id=35
Eunice Valenzuela (Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support) http://mcc.org/
Mayor Berry Vrbanovic (City of Kitchener) https://www.kitchener.ca/en/insidecityhall/MayorSLandingPage.asp

Hope to see you all there!

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