Ukraine Panel Discussion and Q&A

September 15, 2022 - 01:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion regarding the Ukrainian refugee crisis, ongoing resettlement and support efforts in Missouri, and the Uniting for Ukraine program.

Just in time for Welcoming Week 2022, we’ve assembled a group of experts in Missouri and beyond to answer questions and address ongoing patterns and concerns related to and facing new Ukrainian arrivals, the Uniting for Ukraine program, Ukrainian immigration statuses and more.

Following the panel discussion will be ample time for a Q&A where the audience can ask questions of the panelists.

Whether you’re thinking about being a private sponsor, have questions about benefits available for newly arrived Ukrainians, or just want to learn more about Uniting for Ukraine or new Ukrainian arrivals in Missouri, we’ve got plenty in store for all.

If you’d like to see a particular topic covered during the discussion, please email [email protected] by Friday, September 9.


Denise Bell, Welcome.US

Paul Cloutier, Community Relations Officer at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Aline dos Santos Gomes, Immigration Case Manager at Hand in Hand Multicultural Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Sarah Gregor, Office Manager at Chatham Bible Church in Hazelwood, Missouri, and private sponsor through Uniting for Ukraine

Rebekah Thomas, Site Director at the International Institute’s Southwest Missouri Branch in Springfield, a local refugee resettlement agency in Missouri

Event Details

Registration Required
Virtual Event
Discussion/Community Forum, Virtual