Foundry Series: Living in "Temporary" Shelters

Foundry Series: Living in "Temporary" Shelters


Historic Tredegar

Co-sponsors and Partners: 

Commonwealth Catholic Charities and International Rescue Committee
11/21 Foundry Series: Living in Temporary Shelters

During the Civil War, thousands of formerly enslaved African Americans lived in refugee camps set up by the U.S. Army, which was often ill-equipped to deal with the myriad of needs. How were the experiences of enslaved people seeking freedom similar to those of migrants living in "temporary" shelters today?

Harriet Kuhr, Executive Director of International Rescue Committee
Amy Murrell Taylor, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Amanda Prak, Founder of One Hundred Pounds of Hope and Khmer Rouge Survivor
Emila Stambol, Education Specialist for Resettlement, Commonwealth Catholic Charities and Bosnian Refugee


$10 general admission, $8 for members

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