Karen-Burmese refugees- guest speaker!


Contributed by Zachary Briggs

Dr. Cathrene Connery, a leader of the Karen-Burmese American Advocates (KBAA) organization will give a presentation at Food for Thought's general body meeting this Monday, at 7:00 in Friends 201.

Dr. Cathrene Connery is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Education at Ithaca College. She works with elementary & middle school-level children, and recently began working with teens.Her doctorate is in language, literacy, and sociocultural studies with an emphasis in bilingual education and English as a second language education. She is one of the leaders of a local organization, the Karen Burmese American Advocates (KBAA). This organization addresses the needs of Ithaca’s Karen-Burmese-American community. This community is composed of over 150 individuals including KBA children, families, sponsors, and the professionals that support them.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Zachary Briggs at zbriggs1@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.