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Utica: The Last Refuge
June 13 @ 7:00 pm
A special free film screening of “Utica: The Last Refuge” will take place on Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. This compelling documentary sheds light on the remarkable journey of a Sudanese refugee family as they settle in upstate New York amidst changing U.S. policies on immigration and resettlement.
As part of the evening, a panel discussion and Q&A session will follow the film. Renowned guests include Loch Phillips, director of the film; Shelly Callahan, executive director of The Center, a leading organization assisting refugees in the Mohawk Valley region; along with local immigration and refugee advocate Mali Lim, and Dabeeri Emad, who left her home country of Afghanistan and moved to New Bedford just last year. The panel will be moderated by Helena DaSilva Hughes, President of the Immigrants’ Assistance Center, who will provide insightful perspectives.
This screening is free in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, thanks, in part, to the generous support of The Immigrants’ Assistance Center, New Bedford Creative and the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. While the event is free, reserve your seat online here.