For Immediate Release
May 30, 2017
Education plays critical role for refugees, say experts
TORONTO – Access to education plays a critical role in the social inclusion of refugees. On June 7th, 2017 researchers from across education, health, human rights and others disciplines will come together to exchange ideas, promote research, education, and discussion and to facilitate collaboration in the field of refugee education and social inclusion. The symposium will hear from experts and those with lived experience around migration, cross-cultural integration, and more as we reflect on our political climate globally and what that means for those living and learning in our region.
Mulugeta Abai is the Executive Director for the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, and he says that,
“The survivors we work with are individuals with their own family and cultural background, political and social involvement, spiritual and belief: to understand and assist them is to acknowledge and respect this diversity and uniqueness.
“We hope the symposium will assist service providers and educators to understand this guiding principle. The symposium is offered/organized in the hope that those who survived torture and trauma will not be alone in rebuilding their lives.”
This symposium is organized in collaboration by George Brown College, Centre for Refugee Studies at York University, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Wellesley Institute, and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health. Find more information here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-impact-of-education-on-social-inclusion-for-refugees-tickets-30225078022
Jo Snyder, 416-898-2098, email@example.com