Up/Rooted: Refugees, Resettlement, Community Conference

“At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
― Warsan Shire

Up/Rooted: Refugees, Resettlement, Community Conference

Scholars, students, refugees, artists, politicians and community members and organizations join together to generate innovative perspectives and dialogue around the refugee experience, challenges and successes. The conference focuses on the Region of Waterloo’s experience.

The conference is held over 3 days in 3 different locations. At Eventbrite, click on the day you are interested to participate. If you would like to register to different days or evening events, please register separately for each.

Day 1 – Thursday, March 30th, WLU Brantford campus; Community panels, Alysha Brilla, The Crossing documentary and more! More info CLICK HERE

Day 2 – Friday, March 31st, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo; Government panel, The Honourable Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Trump Politics, Tima Kurdi, Art show and more! More info CLICK HERE

DAY 3 – Saturday, April 1st, WLU Waterloo campus; Drumming Circle, Folkloric Dance, Spoken Word, “I am Rohingya” documentary, Art panel and much more!  More info CLICK HERE


The conference is brought to you by the International Migration Research Centre in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University’s Departments of Global Studies, Religion and Culture, and the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.