Panel on refugee issues to include UWindsor representation

An event marking local observance of World Refugee Day will feature a panel discussion along with the premiere of a Windsor-produced film documenting the experiences of young refugees.

The film, entitled Through Their Eyes: Stories of Refugee Youth, brings to the forefront the often-overlooked experiences of young refugees living in our community, says panelist Erwin Selimos, a doctoral student of sociology.

“It provides us with the opportunity to listen to and learn about what it means to be a young refugee in Canada,” he says.

Joining him in discussion are co-director Lana Oppen, a UWindsor alumna (BSc 2012, BA 2014); social worker Shelley Gilbert of Legal Assistance of Windsor; law professor Sujith Xavier; communications student Lina Chaker; and others.

The event, hosted by Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women, is set for 6:30 p.m. in the Pentastar theatre of the Capitol Theatre, 121 University Avenue West. Find ticket information on Eventbrite or phone Cassandra Richardson at 519-973-5588, ext. 601.