Posted 9:31 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

International flags fly along the Badger Street mall on the UWL campus. Two UWL educators are among those discussing ways to support Afghan evacuees at Ft. McCoy during an upcoming panel discussion.

Panel to discuss how to support Afghan evacuees

Two La Crosse educators and a Catholic Charities leader will discuss ways to support the Afghan evacuees who are at Ft. McCoy.

Supporting Afghan Evacuees: A Panel Discussion” will run from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the FSPA Lobby of the Viterbo Fine Arts Center. The panelists will include Lt. Col. Erik Archer, UW-La Crosse professor of military science; Anthony Chergosky, UWL assistant professor of political science; and Roberto Partarrieu, executive director of Catholic Charities. Admission is free. Face masks are required.

The session will also be live streamed. Find the event link at Viterbo University's website: Western Technical College in Tomah will host a viewing of the live stream in the Community Room, 120 E. Milwaukee St. Seating will be limited to 60 people; face masks are required. 

The discussion is sponsored by UW-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Technical College. For accommodations, contact Colin Burns-Gilbert at