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UW-Superior Students Host Exhibit to Teach About Being A Refugee

On Tuesday, UW-Superior students hosted an interactive exhibit to teach the public what it's like to be a refugee.  On Tuesday, UW-Superior students hosted an interactive exhibit to teach the public what it's like to be a refugee.  |  Photo: WDIO-TV

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Updated: November 05, 2019 05:55 PM

On Tuesday, UW-Superior students hosted an interactive exhibit to teach the public what it's like to be a refugee. 

The exhibit, which was set up in the Yellowjacket Union, examines how one becomes a refugee, their experience, and showed the route that most refugees took in 2015.

UW-Superior Political Science Professor Haji Dokhanchi says the exhibit helps the community, but also his students learn about what he calls a "refugee crisis." 

"There is nothing like teaching about the issues, so by forcing them to come out here and talk about the issues, they learn not only about book knowledge of what happens to refugees but also particular scenarios that they may go through," said Dokhanchi. 

The exhibit was held in collaboration with the American Red Cross Northland Chapter.

“Helping share the message of the importance of having an understanding of international humanitarian law is an important mission of the American Red Cross,” Dan Williams, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, said in a news release.

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