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Rutland Welcomes Syrian Refugees: Learning Resources: About refugees in the U.S. and Vermont

A collection of resources to help our community prepare to welcome Syrian and other refugees by learning more about their region, their cultures, and about refugees in general.

About resettlement in the U.S.

Refugee 101: an FAQ about refugee resettlement in the United States

BEYOND THE FIRE introduces the real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the U.S., who have survived war in seven war zones.

Refugees in Vermont in the news

Read an article from the Burlington free weekly Seven Days: Out Of Africa... and Into Vermont: Refugees and local activists make cross-continental connections

 Watch a short Quicktime video about the micro-agriculture program from Association of Africans Living in Vermont:  New Farms for New Americans

Listen or read a transcript of a Vermont Edition (Vermont Public Radio) radio show: African refugees acclimate to Vermont

You can browse through headlines of news stories in the Burlington Free Press about Vermont refugees to get an idea of issues and events in Vermont.  The articles can then be accessed on microfilm in the library.

Rutland Welcomes

See the Rutland Welcomes website for information about Rutland's work to prepare to welcome refugees and how to get involved.

Support for refugees in Vermont

Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
a field office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants


Association of Africans Living in Vermont
A Community-Based Organization by Africans for Africans

Online exhibits--Vermont refugees and migrants

Two online exhibits on immigrants and migrant workers in Vermont, from the Vermont Folklife Center Vision and Voice Documentary Workspace


Images and stories of
refugees resettled in Vermont


The Golden Cage:
Mexican Migrant Workers
and Vermont Dairy Farmers

A documentary project
featuring photographs and
audio and text interviews