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Six@Six: On Being a Refugee in America: From Somalia to Northern Kentucky
Kenton County Public Library- Covington
Covington, KY
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Thursday Apr 06, 2017 6:00 PM - Thursday Apr 06, 2017 7:00 PM | Free - $6.00


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Six@Six: On Being a Refugee in America: From Somalia to Northern Kentucky
Karen Brownlee, graduate student, social work
Department of Counseling, Social Work, and Leadership
College of Education and Human Services

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Kenton County Public Library- Covington


Lecture Description

Tens of thousands of people flee their home countries every year seeking safety from persecution, war, and violence. In the last four decades, the United States has welcomed more than 3 million refugees from all over the world.  Karen Brownlee focused her research on the roughly 2,000 Somali refugees living in Northern Kentucky. What did it take to come here? What did they leave behind? You will leave with an understanding of the refugee experience in our community.

Karen Brownlee
Karen Brownlee is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work at NKU. In the course of her Community Practice class, Karen was introduced to the Northern Kentucky Somali refugee community, with whom she continues to work on local advocacy projects. Karen is married with three children, works on a local farm, and volunteers at her synagogue and at her children's school.

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Kenton County Public Library- Covington (View)
502 Scott Street
Covington, KY 41011
United States

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