Events

MESC Refugee Symposium
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
MESC Refugee Symposium

12:00 - 1:30PM: Panel - Working Together to Hear Refugees and Immigrants in Portland and at PSU.

Join a diverse set of voices to hear and learn about different experiences and contexts.

1:45 -3:00 PM: Film Screening - "DAY ONE"

DAY ONE follows a group of teens from war zones in the Middle East and Africa, as they are resettled in St. Louis, MO and enrolled at a unique public school for refugees-only. Filmed over the course of a year, we watch the kids progress through their layers of grief and loss as they attend school, forge new friendships, and prepare to be mainstreamed into “regular” public high-school with the support and mentorship of their unbelievably compassionate teachers and advocates.