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Home Away From Home: Three Women in Diaspora Tell Their Stories

June 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 28, 2020

The United Nations Refugee Agency estimates that as many as 37,000 people worldwide (one in every 108) are displaced within their own countries and about 70.8 million in any one year have fled their countries, many becoming refugees in the United States. This does not include students, medical professionals, and business people. However, across categories, women comprise 40-60%. Each woman has a story, and these stories provide a lens on life as experienced by immigrants, so rarely covered in mainline media. The small group study, “Home Away from Home: Three Women of the Diaspora” does a close reading of short stories by three women, of Chimamanda Ngozi  Adici (Nigeria), Julia Alvarez (Dominican Republic) and Lara Vapnyar (Soviet Union). Hopefully, a close reading of their stories can provide a foundation for theological reflection and action.  The text for the course is  Open Educational Resource, “Home Away from Home” by Colleen Birchett, Ph.D.  The text is free and accessible online. To sign up, Register here. 

Facilitator: Dr. Colleen Birchett


June 28, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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