Refugee Resettlement

The second lecture in our series took place on November 1st, 2016, from 6pm to 8pm in Urey Lecture Hall at the University of Montana Campus. Molly Short Carr from the International Rescue Committee and Mary Poole from Soft Landing Missoula spoke regarding the refugee resettlement process and how it pertains to Missoula. A personal experience was shared by Wilmot J. Collins, a Helena resident and former refugee from Liberia. The event was graciously sponsored by the University of Montana School of Journalism, and moderated by the Dean of the School of Journalism, Larry Abramson.

Missoula Community Access Television was present during the lecture, and a video copy of the event will be available through SLM. MCAT’s video is available on our website (below) as well as their website and will officially air on December 28, 2016 at 9pm. SLM successfully broadcasted the event in a trial run on facebook live, and intend to do so for future Soft Landing Missoula Presents lectures as well, with the hope of improving the quality of the video feed each time.