Step into the shoes of a refugee during out continuous live play refugee simulation experience.
Quotes from last year:
“How long was I in the camp?!? Only two hours! It felt like days!”
“We are human beings, but we were put on the same level as animals.”
“We had to run from the guys with AK-47s and I was like ‘They’re shooting at us, son.’ There was a wounded girl lying on the path and we had to decide if we should risk helping her or if she was going to die.”
“The refugee experience allowed us to truly imagine what it would feel like to live in a constant state of ‘unknowns’ and feel the potential fears involved in being uprooted and forced into less than desirable circumstances
It can be difficult to relate to someone who has had a vastly different life experience than you have. Not only do we lack the head knowledge of what refugees go through, but we have no way of understanding the feelings they have experienced. Come on October 14 and experience a four-hour continuous live role play where groups of ten escape from their homes, make decisions about where to go, survive the journey, and try to get resettled into another nation. You will pick up some head knowledge about the refugee process, heart knowledge about how it might feel, tools to better serve refugees, and hopefully be equipped to befriend a refugee.