Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities

Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities

July 13 – December 30, 2015

For decades, refugee health has been a focus of CDC’s work. Public health, including basic health services and broader surveillance and epidemiological activities, intersects with all stages of the refugee experience. CDC protects the public’s health by promoting and improving the health of refugees, immigrants, and migrants who are coming to the United States, and applies public health and epidemiological science to reduce the health impact of diseases and emergencies on populations and to strengthen the recovery of health systems in these settings.

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.

Special Curator Tours

Join Louise E. Shaw, Curator, David J. Sencer CDC Museum for a special tour.




July 22nd; Aug. 12th & 26th; Sept. 2nd, 16th, & 30th; Oct. 7th & 21st; Nov. 18th, Dec. 2nd & 16th

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required; RSVP to

Driver’s license or passport required for entry. Vehicle inspection required. Space is limited to 20 people per tour.