Workshop Description

YCD was thrilled to welcome over 900 people to hear from author Helen Thorpe for a discussion of her new book, The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom.

Helen joined a class of refugee students at Denver South High School for a year to learn about their backgrounds, why they came to the United States and how they adjust to life in Colorado. We also heard from a panel of refugee students on their experiences before they came to Colorado, and how they adjusted to life here now.

1 thought on “An Evening with the Newcomers”

  1. I enjoyed the presentation very much. I am so impressed with the students who spoke, that was really a great introduction to the book and the presentation by Ms. Thorpe.

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