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Panel to explore Idaho’s resettlement role, community ties to Afghanistan

By: - September 13, 2021 4:00 am
Soldiers in Afghanistan mountains

Idaho’s resettlement agencies and partners will host a virtual panel detailing the state’s role in supporting those affected by the end of the War in Afghanistan and give people a chance to hear from Idahoans who have been directly impacted by the events. (Courtesy of Pixabay)

Idaho’s resettlement agencies and partners will host a virtual panel detailing the state’s role in supporting those affected by the end of the War in Afghanistan and give people a chance to hear from Idahoans who have been directly impacted by the events.
This event is supported by the Idaho Office for Refugees, International Rescue Committee in Boise, Agency for New Americans and the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Programs.
The hourlong webinar will feature four panelists with direct ties and personal experience with this issue.
All are welcome. Attendees will be able to submit written questions to panelists during the discussion, and a recording of the webinar will be posted to the Idaho Office for Refugee’s YouTube page.
Panelists include:
  • Julianne Donnelly Tzul, executive director of the International Rescue Committee in Boise
  • Nawid Mousa, who was resettled in Idaho as a refugee and is now helping family members through the evacuation and resettlement process
  • Rob Holmes, Marine Corps veteran from Kuna who served in Afghanistan
  • Zeze Rwasama, director of the College of Southern Idaho Refugee Programs in Twin Falls

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.

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