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At United Nations, Professor Sheds Light on Refugee Issues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – April 18, 2013 – Johnson & Wales University professor Dorothy Abrams’ play Mirrored: Crisis in the Congo takes a unique look at the refugee experience – and last week, it took her to the UN.

Prof. Abrams joined the panel discussion Innovative Approaches to Contemporary Refugee Issues: Crises & Challenges at the UN in New York City.

She discussed her play, which highlights refugee survival and celebrates personal and cultural sources of strength.

The discussion was organized by the NGO Committee on Mental Health (CMH) Working Group on Refugees, Immigrants, and Mental Health. The CMH is affiliated with the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO) in consultative relationship with the United Nations.

Prof. Abram joined two other members of The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT), Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Medical Education Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Community of Practice.

They presented innovative approaches to contemporary refugee issues in America and internationally.

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