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LIS faculty speak on refugee cultural heritage preservation

Dr. Clara M. Chu, Dr. Nora J. Bird, and Dr. Fatih Oguz will provide information on Project APRCH, which deals with the cultural survival of refugee communities. The event will take place in room 401 in the School of Education Building. The talk, sponsored by The Coalition for Diverse Language Communities (CDLC) and the School of Education’s Access and Equity Committee (AEC), will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m.

Project APRCH (Agency in the Preservation of Refugee Cultural Heritage) asks refugees to speak in their own voice (agency) about the preservation of their cultural heritage. Chu, Bird and Oguz began the multi-phase project using a community-grounded approach to understand the preservation of the intangible cultural heritage of refugee communities. The project aims to learn directly from the community how they would like to document, perpetuate and disseminate their cultural heritage on their own terms.