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Welcome to the New World Book Discussion with IRIS

by Office of International Students & Scholars

Lecture, Talk, or Panel International

Fri, May 7, 2021

12 AM – 11:45 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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On April 22nd, OISS partnered with IRIS – Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, for a discussion on Welcome to the New World, a graphic novel featured in The New York Times that came out of a collaboration between writer Jake Halpern, illustrator Michael Sloan, and two refugee families who resettled to Connecticut through IRIS. Now in a full-length book, the story follows the lives of two refugee families who fled the civil war in Syria to make a new life in America.

The book discussion was led by IRIS Executive Director Chris George and he spoke with Naji & Hala Aldabaan, whose stories are featured in Welcome to the New World.

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