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Connections: Refugees In Rochester

Nov 29, 2016

With so much talk about refugees, we thought it would be important to hear real-life stories -- not just hype and headlines. What is life like in America as a refugee? How have refugees adjusted to living in Rochester?

Our guests help us understand. In studio:

  • Benjamin Lawrance, professor of international studies and director of international and global studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Meron Semedar, refugee from Eritrea 
  • Maung Thet Win, Karen refugee from Burma
  • Falmatu “Ayni” Jibril, RIT student and refugee from Somalia
  • Mike Coniff, executive director of Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services
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