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World Refugee Day 2019 set for June 20 in Pocatello

May 21, 2019

POCATELLO – BRIDGES and the Idaho State University Political Science Club invite all of Pocatello and the surrounding communities to experience and commemorate World Refugee Day 2019 on Thursday, June 20, at 5 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite.

There will be a screening of “God Grew Tired of Us,” a documentary about the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” a group of 25,000 young men who have fled the wars in Sudan since the 1980s, and their experiences as they relocate to the United States.

The screening will be followed by discussion and questions led by Zeze Rwasama, Director of the CSI Refugee Center, Mona Heern, Pocatello educator, and Mary Lupumba, ISU student.

The event is free to the public. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

World Refugee Day 2019 is sponsored by BRIDGES, First Presbyterian Church, Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship, ISU Political Science Club, Project NUR, and Global Pocatello Association.

For more information, please contact Larry Gebhardt at (208) 380-2205 and lpgebhardt@cableone.net, or Ann Oakes at (208) 233-1981 and oakeann@isu.edu.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral high research activity university and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls, ISU has nine Colleges, a Graduate School and a Division of Health Sciences that together offer more than 250 certificate and degree programs. More than 12,000 students attend ISU. Idaho State University is the state's designated lead institution in health professions.

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