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Norman Miller Center at St. Norbert College Announces April Events Featuring Dr. Mireille Twayigira

From St. Norbert College, March 12, 2019
by Hailey Barron, hailey.barron@snc.edu, (920)-403-3089

The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding at St. Norbert College will host multiple events featuring Dr. Mireille Twayigira, refugee education
advocate for Jesuit Refugee Service, in April.

Twayigira became a refugee at age 2, and her story is one of both survival and resilience. As a refugee who had to flee from conflict, she spent much of her early
childhood in search of a home. After a difficult and tragic journey in which she lost most of her family, Twayigira found hope through education. She received an
education through Jesuit Refugee Service at Dzaleka camp in Malawi, which led to a scholarship to medical school in China. Today, Twayigira lectures internationally,
using her medical degree and her story to help others heal and maintain hope.

Upcoming events featuring Twayigira are listed below:

Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies Student-Faculty Conference:

Friday, April 5, from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the F. K. Bemis International Conference Center on St. Norbert College’s campus. This year’s conference is based on the
theme “Forced Migration and Human Flourishing” and will feature a keynote speech by Twayigira; 31 academic paper presentations by students and faculty from 18
universities; and expert speakers from Malawi, Italy and Sweden to address the refugee crisis. An interactive simulation about the refugee journey and the American
premiere of the award-winning documentary short “Där finns inte jag (I Am Not There),” will also take place.

Registration is free for faculty and students of Wisconsin Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies member schools. Registration or non-members is $15 for students
and $40 for faculty members. The conference will include coffee breaks and lunch at no additional cost. To register for the conference, visit
https://www.snc.edu/millercenter/events/conference.html.

“An Evening Full of Hope” Jesuit Refugee Service Fundraising Reception and Presentation:

Saturday, April 6, at 6 p.m. in the F. K. Bemis International Conference Center on St. Norbert College’s campus. The event, co-hosted by the Norman Miller Center and
the St. Norbert College Parish, benefits refugee education and will feature a presentation by Twayigira. It will be an evening filled with food, friends and inspiration.

Tickets are $25 for students and $50 for non-students. Multiple student and event sponsorship options are also available. To purchase tickets, visit
https://give.jrsusa.org/event/full-of-hope-snc/e224802. For more information about Jesuit Refugee Service, visit https://www.jrsusa.org.

Sunday Church Visits:

Sunday, April 7. Twayigira will speak at Green Bay Community Church, 600 Cardinal Lane, Green Bay, during 8:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. service. She will also speak at
7 p.m. at Old St. Joe’s Church, 123 Grant St., De Pere.

The Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding cultivates awareness, compassion and commitment to justice and the building of sustainable
peace. The center champions human dignity and is a partner for change, promoting hope through action.

For more information about these events, contact Robert Pyne, senior director of community engagement, at robert.pyne@snc.edu or 920-403-3978. For more
information about Jesuit Refugee Service, visit https://www.jrsusa.org.

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