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The Absence of Muslim Communities in American Refugee Resettlement | Shyam Sriram

May 31 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

In American politics, refugee policy has become a wedge issue. Going beyond the headlines, as a community, let’s ask one of the most challenging questions: why are American Muslims not more involved in resettling refugees since so many refugee families are coming from Muslim-majority countries?

In this talk, we will discuss why 99 percent of refugee resettlement organizations (RROs) are still Christian-based and what resettlement looks like moving forward if Muslim organizations are more involved in the Bay Area and nationally.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Friday, May 31 | MCC Conference Room | Join in person or watch virtually at mcceastbay.org/live

Books for sale post author’s event. Each book costs $45

Questions? events@mcceastbay.org 

About the Author
Shyam is a national expert on refugee resettlement. He recently published his first book, titled “Refugee Resettlement in the U.S” (Cognella Academic Publishing). He grew up in Chicago as the child of Indian immigrants and reverted to Islam in 2006.

He is an assistant professor of political science at Canisius University in Buffalo, NY. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He visits the San Francisco Bay Area frequently. His wife Lizette Duran is MCC’s Convert Care Coordinator

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