Natalie CiminoAugust 26, 2020 at 6:31 pm #847
Natalie Cimino 7:34 PM
Hi! Thank you for hosting the talk. I misunderstood the time of the meeting, so I joined very late, but I wanted to introduce myself and say thank you. I am an American student in Dublin, Ireland.
I would like to thank you for tonight’s talk. The bits at the end that I did hear were incredible, and I look forward to participating in further discussions with this group and others in your future workshops. I found Stephanie and Jeffrey’s contributions especially provoking, since often the rhetoric around integration is used against the autonomy of refugees. In an attempt to control culture and identity, whether directly or indirectly, their acceptance is contingent on their assimilation. I agree completely that the responsibility is shared between individuals and the country to make refugees feel welcome and to promote diversity in its truest sense.
Again, thank you for hosting the discussion.