Refugee Resettlement, Identity, and the Arts
Please join us for a PRO Network webinar presented by Beyhan Farhadi, PhD on June 22 at 6 PM on Facebook live and Zoom! This presentation describes the Canadian context of private sponsorship and discusses the benefits and challenges for families and sponsors. Specifically, she focuses on social integration and its impact on self and cultural identity. The presentation will also explore the potential of arts institutions to positively support newcomers.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Beyhan Farhadi is a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Education at York University and a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ontario. She is also the founder of Port Union Cares, a private sponsorship group out of Toronto, Ontario, which supported three families during their first year of transition to Canada. She is the author of many
peer-reviewed and popular articles on digital media, online learning, equity, diversity and inclusion, including: “Identity and the City: Thinking Through Diversity,” in the anthology Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity (2016).
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