Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities

9/17/2015 9:00 AM

Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities

City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs presents
Welcoming Week
Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities
This exhibit explores the challenges of resettlement and the resiliency of refugees living in metropolitan Atlanta as they build new lives, identities, and a sense of community. Through documentary photography, personal testimonies, and artwork, it particularly focuses on Clarkston, a small suburb of Atlanta with the highest refugee resettlement rates in the area that is considered one of the most diverse cities in America. The exhibition also highlights the dedicated work of ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) and local non-profit service organizations that work with refugee clients to help them integrate into society.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Also open through December 31, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Free
Venue: David J. Sencer CDC Museum, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333
Contact: CDC Media Relations, 404-639-3286, http://www.cdc.gov/museum

Special Note:
Admission and parking are free, although parking may be limited. Visitors need a valid, U.S. government or state-issued photo ID. Vehicle inspection is required. The David J. Sencer CDC Museum is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with extended hours to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. The museum is closed on all federal holidays. For more information, visit the museum website at
http://www.cdc.gov/museum/visitor.htm.

For more information on Immigrant and Refugee Health, visit www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth.


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