Immigration and social justice - the heart of a refugee
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Detroit, MI 48202
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The Wayne State University School of Social Work and Office of Admissions and Student Services would like to invite you to attend the upcoming Immigration and social justice - the heart of a refugee panel discussion event. This event will provide information on social work practice and immigration services, specifically those offered by Detroit’s Freedom House. Presenters will include Freedom House Care Counselor & Social Services Supervisor, Heather Solomon, along with current and former Freedom House residents. Each presenter will share their experiences, followed by a Q&A discussion with attendees.
Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the role of social work and impact of social work services on asylum seekers.
Pizza will be served at this event. Space is limited and RSVP’s are required.
Freedom House Detroit is a temporary home for indigent survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Their mission is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, providing safety for those “yearning to breathe free.” Guided by our belief that all persons deserve to live free from oppression and to be treated with justice, compassion and dignity, Freedom House offers a continuum of care and services to our residents as well as to other refugees in need. We advocate for systemic change that more fully recognizes the rights of asylum seekers.