Talk About Town: Refugees Explained
When you watch the news or look at social media, you’d think we have a crisis at the border. Or at least if you listened to the White House. Yet it isn’t just the US that has people coming to our borders, and believe it or not most refugees aren’t coming to the US. Christine Mendonca, a New Port Richey native, will be joining us to talk about who refugees are, what an asylum seeker is, what’s actually happening with them, and why growing up here inspired her to found her company, Humans on the Move. She will also share how everyone can play a role here in New Port Richey in welcoming new neighbors.
Christine LeViseur Mendonça is the CEO and co-founder of Humans on the Move, a social impact advisory focused on connecting private, humanitarian and public sectors to rethink the response to the global forced displacement crisis. Christine is an international speaker and has also co-chaired conferences at the United Nations, in Europe, Middle East and the US. She has also testified before the United Nations in Geneva. Christine is a graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management, Appalachian State, and Gulf High School. An NPR native.