Winchester examines refugee resettlement
Central Wisconsin efforts discussed
Eric Yonke will present “Refugee Resettlement in Central Wisconsin” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the Waupaca Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, the program is free and open to the public.
Yonke is outreach coordinator for the ECDC Multicultural Community Center in Wausau.
Previously, he served as a professor of European history and director of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Office of International Education.
In 2021, a group from churches and civic organizations in Wausau spearheaded an effort to help resettle refugees in central Wisconsin.
The Afghanistan crisis was the catalyst, but the effort had its roots in the Hmong refugee experience of 30 years earlier.
Now a refugee resettlement office is established, bringing people from all corners of the world to our area.
This presentation will examine this first year of refugee resettlement, its challenges, and its promises for the future.
Anita and Bob Olson are sponsors of the program.
For more information or to receive email notification of future programs, contact Executive Director Ann Linden at 715-258-2927 or [email protected] General information is available at http://winchesterwaupaca.org.