World Refugee Day

"Welcoming refugees: Creating inclusive environments"

Presented by: Dr. Elli Dehnavi PhD Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Telus Centre 131-133

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June 20 is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

In recognition of World Refugee Day, Global Education is hosting the Centre for Race and Culture's workshop, Refugee Awareness Alberta

This two-hour session provides accurate and comprehensive information about refugees to host communities. This workshop will support individuals and organizations to understand the pre-migration experiences of refugees and provide ideas for creating welcoming and inclusive environments that ensure sustainable and successful resettlement of refugees in Alberta.


About Dr. Elli Dehnavi

Dr. Elli DehnaviHolding a PhD from Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Elli Dehnavi is a storyteller, university teacher, and public educator. She has been actively engaged in the community to raise awareness about systemic discrimination. She has developed, coordinated, and managed adult education resources, training programs, and support groups. Elli works with the Centre for Race and Culture as a Consultant and public educator; she offers workshops on racism, unconscious bias, creating inclusive communities, and effective intercultural practice.


This workshop is presented in partnership with: 

Centre for Race and Culture Refugee Awareness Alberta