As part of Human Rights Week 2021, please join us to celebrate the launch and learn more about the “Refugee and New Immigrant App” developed by a team of researchers in UNO’s CMIT/Attic research lab. This application, available through any standard phone or device, provides a way for refugees and new immigrants to ask confidential, anonymous questions and receive answers from trusted, authoritative sources within the local community.
At this virtual launch party, we will learn about the functions of the app from its developers. A panel of speakers including Amanda Kohler, Executive Director of the Refugee Empowerment Center, and Sher Jan Ahmadzai, Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at UNO, will discuss the needs of local refugee and immigrant communities for accurate and up to date information and how this app can meet those needs. The event will close with Q&A from the audience.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.
This app was developed with funding from the Goldstein Center for Human Rights and Goldstein Foundation, and with collaboration from the Refugee Empowerment Center of Omaha. Lutheran Family Services also served as a collaborator in the early stages of development.
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