TASWI Speaker Series: Refugee Odysseys


TASWI Speaker Series and Niagara Forums


Mette Brogden

State Refugee Coordinator for Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Refugee Odysseys

This year, approximately 85,000 refugees will resettle in the United States from overseas, coming from Burma, Congo, Iraq, Nepal, Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria, and many other places in the world.  They are people with a well-founded fear of persecution in their home countries who have passed two years of background checks in order to come to America and re-make a home. Of these, in 2016, 1500 will come to Wisconsin.  And of these, approximately 1200 will come to Milwaukee.

Refugees are leaving behind everything they thought they knew to enter a foreign society and make a place and new life for themselves.  They are starting without status other than as refugees.  What they do, who helps them and how, and what we—and they—consider to be a successful resettlement, will be discussed by Wisconsin’s State Refugee Coordinator in this forum event.

Turkish homemade refreshments will be served between 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM.
Free and open to public.


When Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT) – Add to Calendar
Where Turkish American Society of Wisconsin – 6011 South 27th Street, Greenfield, WI 53221 – View Map

TASWI may film the event and reserves the right to use your likeness, photograph, video & audio taken at the event for its own promotional purposes.

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