Afghan History, Culture, and the Young Refugee Experience

13 Nov 2021


*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

The United States is receiving an influx of Afghan refugee families, and Tucson is one of the communities that will be welcoming new Afghan families with school-aged children who have been through a traumatic experience. K-12 teachers from all over the United States are invited to a workshop to learn about Afghanistan and the refugee experience from an Afghan student’s perspective. Professor Shah Mahmoud Hanifi of James Madison University will talk about Afghan history, Atifa Rawan, librarian emerita at the University of Arizona will explain some aspects of Afghan culture, and undergraduate student Malika Akbary will talk about her experiences coming to Tucson as a child refugee, and matriculating into the local school system.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies will provide a certificate for 3 hours of professional development for any K-12 teacher who requests it.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 11:00am
Sponsored By: 
The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies