In February 2021, the Presidents’ Alliance, the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and Rutgers Global hosted a convening on Refugee Advocacy and Higher Education Access. The objectives for the convening were the following:
- Energize a large cohort of students – both those already engaged and those interested in the issues – for broader engagement in refugee higher education advocacy.
- Move toward a collective vision for U.S. students, faculty, and university leaders to work together on refugee advocacy issues.
- Galvanize support from a broad ally base, targeting U.S. college students, to involve them in a public education campaign focused on creating more accessible, welcoming campuses for forcibly displaced students.
Participants discussed ways they can get involved as advocates for increasing educational opportunities for refugees living in and outside of the United States. You can find a recording here and speaker list and agenda here.