Refugees, students discuss global refugee crisis at Vanderbilt University

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Vanderbilt University students enjoyed a dinner and discussion with refugees as part of Refugee Awareness Week.

Refugees came and discussed the importance of opening our borders to people escaping dangers in their home countries.

They shared their experiences and why we should not be afraid to let the Syrian refugees into Tennessee.

News 2 spoke with one refugee who spent the first half of her life in a refugee camp in Kenya. She says events like this are great to raise awareness.

“People are not really educating themselves about who refugees really are. Refugees are just people escaping persecution, and war, and all those things, and just to coming to America, there are a lot of processes; it’s not an easy thing,” said Muna Muday.

She continued, “I feel like we should educate ourselves about the issues of refugees before we go out and discriminate against them and feel like we are welcoming terrorists.”

Visit Vanderbilt.edu to read more about Refugee Awareness Week.

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