ITHACA, N.Y. – Refugees from the war-torn Middle East are in Ithaca and more are on their way.

Over the past several weeks, The Ithaca Voice has featured stories from an Iraqi refugee, activists who have joined together to help them, and delved deep into the process refugees have to go through to get to the United States.

Road to Refuge archives 

To cap off our Road to Refuge series, The Ithaca Voice is teaming up with local partners to host a Q&A panel session where we’ll ask more questions from those in the thick of bringing refugees to Ithaca, and attendees will be given the chance to ask their own questions.

We’ll be hearing from multiple refugee services organizers, second ward alderperson Ducson Nguyen, Ithaca College scholar Raza Ahmad Rumi and more.

The panel is happening Sept. 9 at the History Center in Tompkins County, located at 401 E. State St. in Suite 100. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee, conversation and snacks. The Q&A panel starts at 7 p.m. and will last about an hour.

The event would not be possible without our supporters at Ithaca Coffee Company, which is providing the coffee and snacks, the History Center, and Gnomon Copy, which provided fliers for the event.

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