Folkmoot will be hosting a Cultural Crash Course titled “A Refugee’s Journey; What Happens When People are Displaced?” on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.
Folkmoot’s new series, Cultural Crash Courses, features lectures on a variety of current cultural issues, including global politics, race, immigration, gender, climate change, technology and multiculturalism.
On Nov. 13, Folkmoot welcomes Dr. Cyndy Caravelis, associate professor in the department of criminology at criminal justice at Western Carolina University.
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, Caravelis will discuss the formal and informal processes of a refugee’s journey toward resettlement.
Content will be presented as a 45-minute community lecture followed by questions, answers and discussion. Participants are welcome to bring a “picnic” dinner. Beverages will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance.
Purchase your tickets online at https://folkmoot.org/cultural-crash-courses/ or call 828-452-2997.