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ICFRC: Advocating for SWANA Community Members in Iowa City

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In conjunction with the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU) and with the support of numerous UI faculty members, Yasmina Sahir and Asel Nasr have spent the last two years confronting racism, xenophobia, and other forms of violence against Southwest Asian, North African, and Arab (SWANA) members of the Iowa City community. This presentation highlights the main findings of their previous research and identifies ways in which both the University of Iowa campus and Iowa City residents can better support their SWANA peers and loved ones.

Asel Nasr is a dual degree student at the University of Iowa majoring in Global Health and pursuing a Master's in Public Health. Yasmina Sahir is a University of Iowa undergraduate majoring in Criminology and Social Justice.

For more information about the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, visit icfrc.org.

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