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Connections: Understanding the experiences of local refugees

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In the current political climate, conversations about refugees often focus on numbers and policies. But both refugees and organizations helping them transition into their new lives want the public to understand the human side of their journeys. A number of local events honoring that experience will be held in advance of the United Nations’ World Refugee Day on June 20. According to the UN, the day commemorates “the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees” who were forced to flee their homes.

This hour, we sit down with two local refugees who share their stories, and we hear about a project meant to create employment opportunities for refugees. In studio:

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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