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Refugee Story Projects Presentation Set


APRIL 1, 2005--Two metropolitan daily newspaper reporters who have covered refugee issues and a University of Wisconsin-River Falls project to tell the stories of refugee students will join together for a presentation, "Refugee Journeys," on April 7 in Rodli Commons at UW-RF.

The event begins with a reception in Room 138 at 6:30 p.m. Through a UW System Race and Ethnicity Grant, journalism students have gathered the stories of fellow students who are refugees in a project called "Shelter from the Storm," sponsored by the UW-RF journalism department and admissions office. Students will share the stories, which will be eventually published on the journalism department Web site at www.uwrf.edu/journalism. The presentation begins at 7 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Pioneer Press Reporters Tim Nelson and Todd Nelson, who have traveled to Wat Tham Krabok refugee camp in Thailand to report on the journey of thousands of Hmong refugees to the United States, will discuss their work with the students and the public. Their presentation is part of UW-RF’s Working Journalist Seminar.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the journalism department at 715/425-3169.

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