Exploring a Deeper Insight into the Impact of the Humanitarian Crisis

Gloria Renollet Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Faculty Sponsor(s): John Parrish-Sprowl Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
The humanitarian crisis has never been so harrowing as it is today. 25.4 million people are refugees as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations (UNHCR, 2018). It has never had such an enormous impact on our world as it does today. For it is indeed a human tragedy by which we are all impacted, whether or not we have embraced this realization of narrative entanglement. The purpose of this study was to analyze stories of refugees affected by the global humanitarian crisis, having a deeper understanding of them and this dismal crisis. This was done in light of the Coordinated Management of Meaning theory. The approach of using this theory has been helpful in a number of professional, international circumstances to bridge communicative gaps. Three specific aims of this study were to hear refugee’s unheard stories, have other’s lives shaped upon heard those stories, and create a place for unity. Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Refugees are a highly misunderstood population: one way to create healing in hurting parts of the world is to listen to and uncover these stories.
Competitive Paper--All Disciplines (includes an Oral Presentation)
Competitive Paper (includes an Oral Presentation)

When & Where

09:30 AM
Pharmacy & Health Sciences 106B