Alternative (Re)settlement Systems: Reconceptualizing Refugee Settlement Systems and Why They Matter

WORLD REFUGEE DAY CHICAGO: Annual Community Conversation 

Alternative (Re)settlement Systems: Reconceptualizing Refugee Settlement Systems and Why They Matter

Join us for a conversation focusing on wholly re-conceptualizing the post-settlement socialization process. We will work to illuminate the vast possibilities through practical examples with reference to multidisciplinary approaches. We will reframe the ways refugee places and settings could be wihtout being blocked psychologically by the way "things are". 

June 16, 2021 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

On Zoom:


Moshood Olanrewaju - Moshood is a tribesman from the popular Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria. As a community psychologist, he is especially passionate about fundamental human rights, grassroots community organizing, and organizational development. Moshood's primary focus is developing political capital for refugees and other marginalized communities. 


Brad Olson. Brad is a community psychologist with a focus on a wide variety of human and civic rights issues, advocacy, and activism, participatory action research, and mixed quantitative and qualitative methodologies, ethics, and philosophy of science.

U Bava Dharani. Bava holds an LLM in International Law and an LLB from SOAS, UOL. Currently, she works as a paralegal on criminal, civil, and family litigation cases. 

Dora Rebelo. Dora is a systemic psychologist, MHPSS consultant, and has a PhD in Anthropology. Since 2015, she has been researching solidarity networks with refugees and asylum seekers. She is an associated researcher at CRIA/ISCTE-IUL, an activist for migrant justice, and a volunteer in Portuguese refugee associations UREP and Forum Refugio.

Shana Willis. Shana is the Executive Director/Founder of Refugee Education & Adventure Challenge (REACH), a Chicago-based nonprofit that introduces refugee youth and their families to experiential learning opportunities focused on STEAM education and adventure sports. She's also an independent consultant for local and global grassroots refugee-led organizations, and a part-time faculty member at DePaul University, teaching undergrad and graduate courses on globalization, migration, experiential education, and social justice.

Emma Yaaka. Emma is a refugee of Uganda nationality, born in 1992/ He moved to his second country of asylum in Nairobi, Kenya, and was later resettled in Chicago. Emma is currently working with Heartland Human Care Services, Refugee & Immigrant Community Services as a medical case manager. Emma is a dedicated community advocate and is currently co-chairing the World Refugee Day Chicago Committee. 


June 16, 2021 at 4:00pm - 6pm
Chicago, IL
United States
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