Afghanistan made global headlines earlier this year as the two-decade U.S. military mission ended and the Taliban returned to power. Across the United States, Afghan refugees are waiting to be resettled into American communities – so how can we foster a welcoming, informed environment for them? Join Krishna Kulkarni (Outreach Coordinator, University of Chicago Center for Middle Eastern Studies) for an interactive workshop series on Afghanistan, past and present. Topics will include Afghanistan’s portrayal in media and popular culture, the diverse communities of Afghanistan, the history of Afghanistan before the Taliban, and U.S. involvement in Afghanistan up to the present day. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the rich history of Afghanistan and misperceptions that prevent us from understanding its diverse communities. Each session will end with a discussion on how to translate the workshop material into the practice of refugee resettlement and integration. Please see the flyer below for more information or click to register.
Wednesday, 12 January 2022