New Neighbors Series: Forced Displacement – The View from 10,000 Feet

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: UW Center for Civic Engagement, James F. Veninga Theater
Address: 625 Stewart Avenue, Wausau WI

Loading Map....


New Neighbors Series

In 2022, Central Wisconsin welcomed more 175 refugees from countries like Afghanistan, Congo, Syria and Burundi. In addition, an unknown number of immigrants arrived here seeking asylum from places such as Nicaragua and Venezuela. This series will examine the histories and political situations in the homelands of our new neighbors. We’ll also find out about their journeys to our area and learn what our communities can do to ease their transitions. This event will also be streamed on the WIPPS YouTube channel. 

Forced Displacement – The View from 10,000 Feet 

January 11, 2023, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dr. Neamat Nojumi – Dr. Nojumi served as a military commander and senior political officer for the Freedom Fighter Forces against the Soviet military invasion of Afghanistan. He went on to serve as a Senior Social Scientist and Senior Advisor to the U.S. government.  

Bojana Zorić Martinez

Bojana Zorić Martinez – Refugee Resettlement Coordinator for the state of Wisconsin and a refugee herself, Zorić Martinez has been involved in the resettlement of refugees in the state since 2017. 

This series is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, Wisconsin Humanities, Ethiopian Community Development Council, and Wisconsin Public Radio. Both events are free and open to the public, registration is not required. This event will also be streamed on the WIPPS YouTube channel. 

View event poster.