Student documentary shares Durham refugee experience

Undergraduates Alexa Barrett and Leah Catotti created a short film documenting their work with the SuWA community partnership, uniting Duke University students and local refugee women to promote empowerment, education, and enterprise. During the academic year, the Kenan Institute for Ethics hosts their weekly meetings, which provide a sense of community, English tutoring, and assistance with small business enterprises.

The video features interviews with Iraqi women who now call Durham home. About 2,000 refugees are resettled to North Carolina each year.