Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

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Staff members and our IRIS refugee ambassadors travel all over the state and region engaging with community members on important issues. We present in many different settings, encouraging connection to refugees, a deeper understanding of the refugee experience, and a celebration of the welcoming spirit that makes our nation strong.  We encourage you to attend any of our upcoming public events. 

If you do not find an event listed in a town near you, stay posted! We will update this page as new opportunities arise.

If you would like IRIS to participate in or plan an event with your organization, please contact Ann O’Brien at aobrien@irisct.org and we will be happy to make arrangements with you. We love meeting new people and organizations at IRIS!

Event Information:

  • Thu

    “Meet Thy Neighbor”: Diversity of Refugees in Connecticut

    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall 45 Elizabeth St. Hartford, CT 06105-2290

    This panel, organized by UCONN Law's Diversity Committee, is an opportunity to sit down and meet refugees from around the globe who have been resettled in Connecticut. Speakers will discuss the extremely vetted resettlement process, different resources available to refugees, and the current status of refugee resettlement. Dinner will be served. Co-sponsored by theInternational Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and the Human Rights Law Association.

    Speakers will include:
    Joseph Kazadi, Refugee Lawyer, IRIS Refugee Ambassador
    Jon Bauer, Professor, UConn School of Law
    Usra Qureshi, Founder, CT Anchor
    Chris George, Executive Director, IRIS (Integrated Immigration & Refugee Services)
    Alicia Kinsman, Director & Managing Attorney, Immigration Legal Services, Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

    For Information: Link
    To RSVP: Link