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South Eastern Asian Refugees

Learn about the struggle and lives of refugees from Myanmar, why they came and how have they have adjusted in a foreign country. Hear firsthand from two refugee students who discuss their Myanmar culture and history, their time in Thailand refugee camps and their experiences in Milwaukee. Presenter Bob Heffernan founded SEA Literacy with the goal of fostering social and educational development, thus creating community leaders and inspiring future generations.


Bob Heffernan

Bob Heffernan saw a need for tutoring the Karen and Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, who were newcomers to this country. These children struggled with a different culture and language. Their parents couldn’t help them as they were non-native speakers with ... read more

Date: Wed, Feb 16, 2022

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Bob Heffernan

Fee: $10

Program Number: SPRI:310

Registration opens Tue, Jan 11, 2022.

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