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“Utica: The Last Refuge” Community Meal, Film Screening, and Panel Discussion

June 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join 3CVT, TRORC, GMEDC, SHARe, Vital Communities, and regional partners for a pre-screening community potluck, film, and post-film panel discussion on “Utica: The Last Refuge”.

This film is about immigration and inclusivity, how refugees positively impact local economies, and all the struggles they face. It directly relates to opportunities in the Upper Valley to be more welcoming and inclusive, through housing, childcare, transportation, food access, and more.

This event is free and open to the public.
Guests are welcome to attend all or parts of the event.
All parts of this event are located in White River Junction, VT.

5:30p Community Potluck – Junction Arts & Media (TBD)
6:45p “Utica: The Last Refuge” Film Screening – Briggs Opera House
9p Post-Film Discussion Panel – Briggs Opera House

About The Film
“Utica: The Last Refuge tells the story of how a struggling rustbelt city has rebounded via the major contribution of its refugee population. Given that there are 25 million refugees globally, fewer than 1% of whom are likely to be resettled by current standards, there is a lot to be learned from Utica’s example.
We know that resettling refugees is one way we can fulfill our humanitarian obligations. If it can be shown that doing so benefits the communities in which they land, which is well supported by data, ramping the program up makes great sense.”

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June 15, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Creative Zone
3CVT Zone (Orange and Windsor Counties)


Briggs Opera House
5 S Main St
White River Junction, VT 05001 United States
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