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2023 Refugees in Towns Symposium: Research Findings & Migrants’ Experiences with Race in the U.S.

Since 2021, the Refugees in Towns project has worked with the Hello Neighbor Network to assess how refugees come to understand and experience race in the U.S. The first phase of research, completed in August 2022, included field research in Mobile, AL and Pittsburgh, PA, culminating in a final research report and city-specific case reports. Research Assistant Lucy Mastellar shares high-level findings before moderating a discussion with immigrants and refugees themselves.Participants include: • Hawa Juma, Community Outreach Coordinator, Midtown Utica Community Center • Kay Klo, Executive Director, Midtown Utica Community Center • Moses Muhabao, Dwell Mobile Mentor and Case Informant • Sohrab Saljooki, former Hello Neighbor intern and Pittsburgh case report co-authorFind more information about RiT’s race and migration research here: more about the RiT project at more about the Henry J. Leir Institute for Migration and Human Security at

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