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Walk A Mile: Refugee Simulation

  • Woods Penn 59-177 KY-595 Berea, KY, 40403 United States (map)

Walk A Mile

Refugee Simulation

Register at the event in the Commons anytime between 1-2:30, the simulation lasts around 1-2 hours from start time.

You will go through the simulation in groups of 5, so bring friends! 
Smaller groups or individuals will be paired with other groups. 

This unique and dynamic learning experience will provide a powerful glimpse into what many immigrants and refugees endure when fleeing from their homes and seeking safety in a new community. The simulation seeks to bring a balanced conversation to immigration policy, that affirms both, the perspective of refugees and that of the receiving community.

During the simulation, participants are divided into small family groups and given a new cultural identity, representing one of the region's six main resettled refugee populations. These small groups then travel through the simulation, where they will encounter the hardships that are common to immigrants.

Earlier Event: February 24
Hasan Davis presents A.A. Burleigh
Later Event: February 25
Stepping Out for Art - Dinner & Auction