Storytelling project focused on experience of refugees exhibiting on Downtown Campus Dec. 4-8

Join the campus community for an exhibit and panel discussion celebrating decades of refugee resettlement in mid-Michigan.

Refuge Lansing is a storytelling project focused on families who have fled violence and persecution in their home countries and are now an integral part of the Lansing region – buying homes, starting businesses, sending their children to local schools, and otherwise adding to the diverse quilt that makes us such a unique and welcoming community.

Panel discussions will be made up of individuals from a local organization that specializes in working with people who are refugees, individuals from the community, and employees and students. The panel discussions will debunk the myths of what it means to hold refugee status, give insights into stories of success, and create awareness about the resources available within the college and community.

The exhibit will be open Dec. 4-8 in the Library and Centre for Engaged Inclusion. Panel discussions will take place 12:15-1:15 p.m. Dec. 6-7 in the Centre for Engaged Inclusion.

The event is part of the One Book One LCC project, a shared community reading experience that encourages students and employees to engage in special events, discussions and collegewide conversations surrounding a thought-provoking common read. This year’s selection, “Outliers,” examines the stories of people of inordinate success and the roles practice and culture play in their achievements.