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2nd Dialogue: Refugee Resettlement in the United States: a Citizen Dialogue

A video of the event is available.

With refugee issues and immigration at the top of national concern, the Center for the Study of Citizenship offers an open forum for unscripted public discussion of immigration and refugee resettlement to take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Wayne State University Student Center.

Part of a series of community dialogues designed to give a forum for civil discourse on important public issues, the event will feature brief position statements from former Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, and Andrew Moore, Professor of Law at University of Detroit-Mercy and founder of the immigration law clinic at Detroit Mercy Law, to present opposing viewpoints on refugee resettlement in the U.S. The presentations will be moderated by Detroit Free Press Columnist Brian Dickerson. The event then will shift to facilitated table dialogue that allows all participants to share their visions and concerns.
The Center for the Study of Citizenship recognizes that community members often feel that their voices cannot be heard in national conversations on important issues. Many citizens also express frustration that civility has vanished in a hyper-partisan world. The series of Community Dialogues being offered by the Center attempts to reintroduce civil discourse that allows for caring conversation and careful listening on hot-button issues.
The Feb. 23 dialogue on refugee issues was held in the Hilberry Rooms A and B on the second floor of the Student Center Building. Admission is $5, or with student I.D. $2. Paid secure parking is available in nearby university parking structures on Anthony Wayne Drive, and metered street parking is also available. Wayne State University structures and buildings are handicap accessible.
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