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Getting to Know Our Afghan Neighbors

A live stream event

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College will be hosting a second discussion to help  our community understand and support our new Afghan neighbors. The topics we will be coving during this event are U.S. refugee resettlement program basics, special immigrant visas, and tips for community members when interacting with our new Afghan neighbors.  Meet our panelists--

Genevieve Levy has a background in International Relations with a focus on peoples and nationalities and has worked in direct social services since 2005. Her experience working with the Afghan communities in Sacramento, CA began in 2015 after starting and overseeing a refugee resettlement program from 2015-2021. Sacramento is now home to the largest Afghan community in the United States. Levy now works in the CA State Assembly as a District Director and has continued to support the local Afghan community in Sacramento. Levy and her colleagues have provided this presentation on over 30 occasions over the last 5 years to medical professionals, educational institutions, direct social service providers, and the general public for educational (and appreciation) purposes. 

Nemat Sadat worked as translator/cultural advisor for US Armed Forces in Afghanistan from 2010-2014. He graduated from law school in Afghanistan and continued his education here at Mcgeorge School of law. Nemat finished his LLM degree in 2019 and start his new/current job with Sacramento District Attorney's Office in late 2019. He worked from May 2015-Dec 2019 as Refugee Resettlement Coordinator.

Community Engagement


  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19




For questions about this event or to request disability accommodations , contact Lisa Klein at 608.785.8153 or


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