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Refugees: Myths & Realities, Dilemmas & Contributions

Dr. Kassahun Kebede & Dr. Fred Strange from EWU’s Anthropology Department lead this discussion about the challenges faced by refugees, what assimilation looks like from the inside, and the stories refugees have to tell about their experiences before and after arriving in the U.S. The presentation focuses on how African refugees — Ethiopian refugees, in particular — make contributions to the U.S. economy and society in places of worship, ethnic restaurants, and other establishments to enhance depressed urban areas.

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