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Six@Six: On Being a Refugee in America: From Somali to Northern Kentucky

April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture Description
Tens of thousands of people flee their home countries every year seeking safety from persecution, war, and violence. In the last four decades, the United States has welcomed more than 3 million refugees from all over the world.  Karen Brownlee focused her research on the roughly 2,000 Somali refugees living in Northern Kentucky. What did it take to come here? What did they leave behind? You will leave with an understanding of the refugee experience in our community.

Karen Brownlee
Karen Brownlee is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work at NKU. In the course of her Community Practice class, Karen was introduced to the Northern Kentucky Somali refugee community, with whom she continues to work on local advocacy projects. Karen is married with three children, works on a local farm, and volunteers at her synagogue and at her children’s school.

Six@Six is a lecture series through Northern Kentucky University.


April 6, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center
620 Greenup Street
Covington, KY 41011 United States
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About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.