Refugee Symposium

U.S.-Japan-Korea: An Exchange of Good Practices for Refugee Social Integration

Tue, Apr 5, 2016

PANA expresses deep appreciation to the Karen Organization of San Diego for initiating this event and making this unique and urgent conversation possible.

This exchange was designed for participants to learn how communities are experiencing refugee reception and inclusion in San Diego, Japan, and Korea. An opportunity to establish meaningful connections and shared learning across these communities, the event was free with limited seating.

Moderator Hon. Lisa Shaffer, Deputy Mayor of Encinitas, California.

The panel featured special visiting guests comprised of a delegation from Japan and South Korea, as well as a Dr. Faith Nibbs of the Forced Migration Upward Mobility Project (FMUMP).

Local Panelists:

  • David Murphy, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee
  • Maggie Fenn, MPA, Program Manager, San Diego County HHSA
  • Kathi Anderson, Executive Director, Survivors of Torture and Chair of the Refugee Forum
  • Diana Rhoades, Karen Organization of San Diego