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Reclaiming the Refugee Narrative: Ahmed Badr in Conversation with Dr. Chioke I’Anson

Wednesday, Oct 28

5:00 PM–6:30 PM

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What do you think of when you hear the word “refugee?”

Host of the podcast Resettled and author of the newly released book While The Earth Sleeps, We Travel (Andrews McMeel, 2020), Ahmed Badr’s work seeks to create spaces and platforms where displaced young people can “share their own stories, on their own terms.”

But how do we do this? How can podcast producers push back against the dominant singular, two-dimensional narratives around displacement, and instead share thoughtful and nuanced stories, all while informing the audience?

In this stripped down conversation, Dr. Chioke I’Anson of the VPM+ICA Community Media Center talks with Ahmed Badr about the ethics of storytelling, the power of creative platforms, and techniques for community-engaged media.

We will also revisit Resettled and talk with the IRC, the podcast’s executive producer, and one of the people featured in the episodes.