Worldview is on the road. Today, our show comes to you from London, Ontario, where we are visiting the Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC). The Centre promotes the integration and settlement of refugees and other newcomers to London, as well as intercultural dialogue. Among those to whom the CCLC provides services are the 200 Yazidi refugee families from Iraq now living in London. Joining the show to discuss multiculturalism and the refugee experience in London are Rifat Hussain, settlement services manager at the CCLC; settlement counselor Omar Khoudeida; and high school student and Yazidi refugee Faiza Qasim.
The Worldview bus tour is visiting communities throughout the Great Lakes region for a week as we celebrate the show’s twenty-fifth year on air. From water insecurity in Flint to indigenous rights in Kalamazoo, we are sharing stories that allow you to experience the world through the communities in your own backyard.