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McKelvey School of Engineering

St. Louis as a Home for Refugees

Wednesday, September 29 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Event

Civic leaders recently pledged their support to relocate at least 1,000 Afghan refugees to the St. Louis region following the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan. But what is our city's legacy as a home for refugees?

Join the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement in conversation with local leaders on how St. Louis has supported refugee resettlement in the region, and how you can get involved.

This event is virtual and hosted on Zoom. Register for the event here.

The conversation will address questions including: How have we, i.e. the St. Louis community, responded in past circumstances? How are we responding now? And what can you do as an individual?

This event is part of the Institute's ongoing 'In the Lou' conversation series that brings community members together to talk about complex issues in the St. Louis context.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar/Colloquia


Campus & Community



Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Event Contact

Collen Smyth | colleen.smyth@wustl.edu

Speaker Information
  • Adil Imdad, Chairman, Social Services of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
  • Jessica Mayo, Co-Director and Attorney at the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
  • Thinh Nguyen, Community Access Worker at Bilingual International
  • Wilford Pinkney Jr., Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families of the City of St. Louis
  • Younasse Y Tarbouni, Teaching Professor of Arabic (moderator)
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