The Refugee Experience in Western Wisconsin | WisCommunity

When you picture a "refugee," what comes to mind? You may have a specific image, or you may have difficulty thinking of refugees without additional context. Chris Jones has recently had the pleasure of working with Afghan refugees through the UW-Eau Claire Immersion Experience and hopes to shed additional light on the refugee experience. A brief history and context of the Afghan people, experiences while sharing time with the refugees, and future considerations to support those from Afghanistan will be discussed in his lecture "The Refugee Experience in Western Wisconsin." His talk will be November 10th, 12:30-1:30 in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Ritzinger 234), as part of the Thursdays at the U Lecture Series. This and other presentations are on the UWEC-Barron County Campus, located at 1800 College Drive in Rice Lake. Jones is a Lecturer in Kinesiology, teaching at both the UWEC- Barron County and Eau Claire Campuses. Having an M.S. in Exercise & Sport Science, he's shared his passion for helping others through human movement as a personal trainer, corporate health advocate, strength & conditioning coach, and athletic director, prior to his teaching career. In his free time, he enjoys various outdoor pursuits, reading, and traveling. Each session of the lecture series is free and open to the public, thanks to financial support from the campus foundation. Neither parking permits nor seating reservations are required. For more information, call 715-788-6244 or email (

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Nov 10 2022 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County

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