A panel discussion – Refugees in Georgia: Separating Fact from Fiction – will be held on Tuesday, March 1 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Lobby of the Rialto Center for the Arts.
- Justin Howell: International Rescue Committee (Atlanta). 2015-2016 Religion & Public Life Fellow
- Ted Terry: Mayor, City of Clarkston
- Rev. George Tatro: Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Stone Mountain
- Dr. Abbas Barzegar: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Georgia State University (Moderator)
The discussion is a part of the Religion and Public Life Fellow Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies. The Religion and Public Life Fellow is an Atlanta-based high-profile professional who joins the Department for one academic year.
To learn more about refugees, check out some of the following books, master’s theses, and dissertations available in the University Library:
Bayala, Charlotte A. Cuban Refugees in Atlanta, 1950-1980. Dissertation. Atlanta: Georgia State University, 2006.
Bixler, Mark. The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2005.
Bronstein, Daniel Aaron. The Formation and Development of Chinese Communities in Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah, Georgia: From Sojourners to Settlers, 1880-1965. Dissertation. Atlanta: Georgia State University, 2008.
Cohen, Roberta, and Francis Mading Deng (Eds). The Forsaken People: Case Studies of the Internally Displaced. D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.
Duchon, Deborah A. Home Is Where You Make It: Hmong Refugees in Georgia. MA Thesis. Atlanta: Georgia State University, 1993.
Feuerherm, Emily M., and Vaidehi Ramanathan (Eds). Refugee Resettlement in the United States: Language, Policy, Pedagogy. Buffalo: Multilingual Matters, 2015.
Leymarie, Cassie. Language, Literacy, and Funds of Knowledge: Somali Refugee Women in Clarkston. Dissertation. Georgia. Atlanta: Georgia State University, 2014.
Martin, David A. The United States Refugee Admissions Program: Reforms for a New Era of Refugee Resettlement. D.C.: Migration Policy Institute, 2005.
Moore, Andrew C. Refugees in DeKalb County: A Capstone Project. MA Thesis. Atlanta: Georgia State University, 2010.
Mott, Tamar. African Refugee Resettlement in the United States. El Paso: LFB Scholarly Pub., 2009.
O’Connor, Mary Helen. The Rhetoric of Refugees: Literacy, Narrative And Identity for Somali Women. Dissertation. Atlanta: Georgia State University, 2015.
St. John, Warren. Outcasts United: A Refugee Soccer Team, an American Town. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2009.