Virtual Workshop – The Trauma of Anti-Immigrant Hate: Impact & Intervention

Tuesday 30 March 2021, 5:30 pm PDT, online (USA)


This workshop offers a trauma-informed perspective on the impact of hate incidents on immigrant and refugee communities and explores trauma-informed interventions. The impact of anti-immigrant hate incidents is not limited to individual victims alone and includes communal effects that present further challenges to social integration and communal resilience for immigrant and refugee communities. The workshop explores challenges to transitional processes from cycles of victimization to cycles of healing that may result in greater social alienation and marginalization if unaddressed. Despite the challenges in place, immigrant and refugee communities showcase tremendous resilience and strength to persevere against those challenges. The workshop relies on evidence-based knowledge supported by scientific research as well the experiences of the presenter working with immigrant and refugee communities domestically (Multnomah County) and beyond (The Middle East).

Harout Akdedian is victim advocate and Program Manager at the Crime Victim Advocacy Programs (LCSNW) in Portland (OR) and Vancouver (WA). He is a visiting scholar at Portland State University’s Middle East Studies Center and non-resident senior postdoctoral fellow at the Central European University in Vienna and Budapest. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies and worked as a research consultant for international organizations such as the UN – Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) on post-conflict rehabilitation and resilience in war-impacted communities. He has over ten years of experience spanning across research, policy, direct service, and community outreach with a programmatic and thematic focus on war impacted communities and immigrant, refugee, displaced, and underserved populations.

This event is sponsord by the Office of Community & Civic Life, Portland United Against Hate, Master Recyclers of Color, the Master Recycler program, and the City Repair Project.


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