Looking Back...A Promise Called Iowa
Apr 23, 2008
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Hoffman Community Room|
|Contact Name||Lisa Gaylor|
Everyone is welcome
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The documentary, which was produced by Iowa Public Television, tells the moving story of how Southeast Asian refugees became Iowans. In 1975, Governor Robert D. Ray opened Iowa’s doors to people fleeing from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The effort to resettle these refugees came down to one family, one church, and one community at a time. Iowa was unique in its open door policy for these refugees, and the implications for those refugee families – and for those who sponsored them – continue to be felt today. Senior Services Librarian Lisa Gaylor will show this documentary film and lead a discussion following the presentation. Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided by the Friends.