Utah seems to be a magnet for political and social refugees who come from other countries to escape from strife and start a new life. On Thursday at the Logan Library, a program presented by Utah State University and the Library of Congress Field School for Cultural Documentation told the stories of these refugees.
A member of the group, Randi Williams, said the program was titled Voices: Refugees in Cache Valley and has been working to collect stories from refugees living in Cache Valley.
<span>”One of the greatest things in Cache Valley is the Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection, CRIC,” said Williams. “It’s a non-profit started by Nelda Ault and others in our area who found there was a need. Workforce Services is a great service that the state provides folks, refugees and others, to help them with placement with work.</span>
<span>”But you can imagine that there is a lot more to it than finding a job or getting an apartment. There are cultural types of things, a variety of language, learning how to ride a bus in a new environment, and so forth. So CRIC has been just incredible with helping bridge those gaps.”</span>
<span>Representatives from CRIC participated in the meeting.</span>