Media advisory: Immigration expert to address UCCS students; class open to community members

Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, thutton@uccs.edu Joanna Bean, (719) 255-3732, jbean2@uccs.edu
Joe Wiseman-Horther
Joe Wisemann-Horther

What:   Joe Wismann-Horther, integration program supervisor, Colorado Refugees Services Program, will present “Refugee 101” as a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

When: 10 a.m., March 15

Where: University Center Room 302, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

Who: Wismann-Horther will be a guest in a course taught by Emily Skop, associate professor, Geography and Environmental Studies Department. He has an extensive background in adult education and training in diverse cultural settings.

Why: Refugees, particularly from Syria, have been a topic of discussion in the region and nation. Wismann-Horther will present information about refugee relocation and will answer questions including defining who is a refugee.

How: Skop will open her regularly scheduled class to members of the general public interested in refugee issues. Parking will be free of charge in lot 222 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.