Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities
July 13-December, 2015
The United States has a history of providing safe haven to refugees and asylum seekers. Of the 10 countries that carry out resettlement programs, the United States accepts more than double the number of refugees accepted by the other nine countries combined, resettling approximately 2.5 million people since 1975.
Organized by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities features documentary photography, personal testimonies, and artwork to explore the challenges of resettlement and the resiliency of refugees living in metropolitan Atlanta as they build new lives, identities, and a sense of community. Focusing on Clarkston, a small suburb of Atlanta with the highest refugee resettlement rates in the area, this exhibition also highlights the dedicated work of ethnic community-based organizations (ECBOs) and local non-profit service organizations working with refugee clients to facilitate effective long-term integration into society.
- Page last reviewed: June 11, 2015
- Page last updated: June 11, 2015
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