ICFRC in 2023: Compelling and Impactful Programming, Forward Looking Organizational Developments, and a New Look
Hello friends and supporters,
Let me begin by saying it has been an honor to lead the ICFRC these last two months. As the organization's new Executive Director, I have the privilege to think anew about how we honor our nearly four decades of hosting excellent speakers and how we can grow and try new things in 2023.
First, we are unveiling this new medium, a monthly newsletter, to announce our upcoming programs and to bring you other ICFRC news and information. We hope you'll enjoy the new look of things--and the content, too!
This month's programs focus on the Afghan refugee community in Cedar Rapids, Islamic feminism from an East Asian perspective, transnational experiences of Chinese international students in Iowa, and a unique look at Peace Corps' service.
Second, we have also been working on our website, and we hope you'll take a few minutes to check out each of the redesigned pages. Our website will increasingly be the go-to place for everything about the ICFRC.
Finally, we are excited to inform you that we will celebrate our 40th anniversary later this year. Stay tuned for information about upcoming events, and how we plan to showcase the ICFRC's impact and recognize those who have contributed to this great organization's success.
Peter Gerlach, PhD