April 16, 2019

Workshop: Supporting Pittsburgh’s Refugee Students

Join Dr. Xia Chao for the first of four interactive workshops in a series dedicated to helping educators understand the cultures, needs, and assets of the Pittsburgh area’s refugee communities.

Through a grant from the National Geographic Society, Dr. Chao has conducted research over the past several years that explores the experiences and narratives of local refugee communities including the Nepali/Bhutanese, Somali Bantu, and Sudanese. This workshop series seeks to incorporate the findings of Dr. Chao’s research in order to offer local educators insight into working with students from these populations and resources for creating culturally sustaining practices.

This event is free and light refreshments and Act 48 credits will be provided.


Workshop topics will be as follows:

  1. Understanding the Local Immigrant and Refugee Landscape | May 13, 2019 | City Theatre
  2. Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with Refugee Populations | June | TBA
  3. Cultural Navigation and Cultural Humility | Fall | TBA
  4. Putting Information into Action | Fall | TBA

More Information

For information on the May 13 event, contact Jenna Geiman at

For more information on the workshop series and content, contact Dr. Xia Choa at

See the event’s Facebook page.