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Spring 2017

Refugee Resettlement in NC

Are you working with refugee populations in NC? Join us for a discussion on refugee resettlement in Durham and a successful micro-enterprise project for refugees in Greensboro. Ellen Andrews, Director of CWS in Durham, will discuss how her organization provides clients with case management services, immigration legal services, English classes, and assistance with employment. Maha Elobeid will present the MERIT Project, a program from the Center for New North Carolinians funded by the Office of Refugee

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Leveraging e-portfolios for Reflection

Join Service-Learning Thursday, January 26 from 12-1:30 Rubenstein 249, Carpenter Conference Room to learn more about a creative new initiative. Is reflection by any other name just as sweet? We think so! Duke has adopted PebblePad, an e-Portfolio system, to facilitate students' reflection on learning experiences in ways that emphasize integration, synthesis, and self-understanding. This alignment with Duke Service-Learning goals for students to critically reflection on the relationship between academic courses and service experiences, as well

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Voices From Exile: Los Otros Dreamers and Transnational Organizing

The concept of deportation assumes that the State is "returning" someone to their home, as in "repatriation." However, the escalating numbers of deportations from the US have targeted people who have spent several years, if not decades here, and who have little connection to their birth countries. In these cases, deportation is indeed a "removal," a one-way "exile" from all one knows as home, family, and future. Jill Anderson will share first-person testimony by Mexican citizens

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Voices from the Aftermath of Deportation

While the pros and cons of detention and deportation are debated widely in the United States media today, the realities of life in the aftermath of deportation are rarely mentioned. An estimated two million people have been deported or returned to Mexico under the Obama Administration, and many factors suggest that the number of detentions and deportations of people who have resided many years in the United States will only climb under the Trump Administration. Once

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