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RWU Announces Spring Semester Events in Year-Long "Quest for Refuge" Series

Film screenings, guest lecturers and special events will provide myriad opportunities for the community to engage in informed dialogue on the current state of refugees around the world
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BRISTOL, R.I. ­­– Roger Williams University will continue its year-long “Quest for Refuge” series during the spring semester, examining the political and cultural impact of the global refugee crisis and celebrating stories of survival as staggering numbers of displaced people seek refuge around the world.

“As a private university that serves the public good, Roger Williams is committed to bringing to our students and the outside community topics and speakers of great relevance to the issues that beset our world today,” RWU President Donald J. Farish said. “To date, the speakers and films in our ‘Quest for Refuge’ series have been outstanding, and I’m confident the same will hold true for the spring semester. There is no admission charge to any part of this series.  Please come, listen, learn and discuss the Quest for Refuge.”

Panel discussions, film screenings and guest lecturers will provide opportunities for the community to engage in informed dialogue around the factors that cause people to flee their home countries, how they are persecuted and aided on their journeys, and the ways that society can help displaced people seek refuge and rebuild their lives.

The “Quest for Refuge” series will reflect critically on the current state of refugees around the world and their stories of tragedy and loss as well as courage and resilience. Other events will be added to the schedule as the semester progresses. All events are open to the public unless otherwise noted:

For more information and resources related to “The Quest for Refuge” series, please visit http://rwu.libguides.com/QuestForRefuge/.