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Webinar: Fundamentals of Equity in Refugee Resettlement: Understanding Social Identities in Resettlement Services
This series is presented by Switchboard, a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States. Visit www.SwitchboardTA.org to learn more.

★ What will this webinar cover?
The U.S. has historically been a symbol for “the land of the free,” but recent events have jolted communities across the country to address historically rooted issues of discrimination, dynamics of power and privilege, and inequities experienced across marginalized social groups. Nationwide, we have seen an increase in acts of violence against communities of color, women, and LGTBQI+ communities. These heightened acts of violence against marginalized communities create a sense of fear among refugee communities and place strain on resettlement providers to support refugees through resettlement milestones. Switchboard’s new webinar series will focus on addressing issues of discrimination while creating resettlement environments built on pillars of inclusion and equity. Through understanding the historical context of the immigration and refugee process in the U.S., you will learn key insights, tools, and practices to provide equitable, inclusive, and healing-centered refugee services. This webinar will increase your capacity to recognize the complexity of your clients’ social group memberships and the integral role these identities can play in a successful resettlement experience.

After participating in this series, you will be able to:
• Understand how social identities are integral to successful resettlement;
• Describe U.S. immigration history & its impact on the current resettlement process;
• Apply the theory of intersectionality to refugee services; and
• Begin incorporating anti-bias practices into your resettlement services

To access full list of panelists: https://bit.ly/2RGoJyp

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Jun 16, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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