Cultural Crash Course: A Refugee’s Journey
Join local experts for Folkmoot’s series, Cultural Crash Courses, featuring lectures on a variety of current cultural issues, including global politics, race, immigration, gender, climate change, technology and multiculturalism. Content will be presented as a 45-minute community lecture followed by questions, answers and discussion. Crash Courses begin on September 18th and occur on a monthly basis. The full schedule with topics and speakers is available online at Folkmoot.org.
Cultural Crash Courses are sponsored by Western Carolina University and the Town of Waynesville. Tickets for Cultural Crash Courses are $10. Doors open at 5:30pm and the lecture begins at 6:00pm.
This Crash Course:
While immigration is currently at the center of policy debates, little attention has been given as to how and why refugees flee their home countries and make the journey into the unknown. From Syria to El Salvador, Dr. Cyndy Caravelis, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University, will discuss the formal and informal processes of a refugee’s journey towards resettlement.
Limited seating is available. Please purchase Cultural Crash Course tickets in advance by calling 828.452.2997 or purchasing electronically, at Folkmoot.org. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building for year-round events.
Folkmoot’s year-round programming initiatives have been made possible by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation.
Folkmoot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating many cultures in one community.