Wilmot Collins

"Refugee Resettlement in Missoula" is Soft Landing’s second lecture. The forum was Tuesday, November 1, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Urey Lecture Hall on the University of Montana campus. It was free and open to the public.
Soft Landing Missoula

The organization aiming to bring more refugees to Missoula is holding a public forum on the global refugee crisis Tuesday night.

Jim Buterbaugh speaks at a Missoula public discussion
Bree Zender

Two sides of the refugee debate faced off on whether or not Montana should take in refugees from other countries today.

The reality and history of racial prejudice in America is hard to discuss, and so we as a people and nation have largely avoided it. But over the past year, a series of police shootings of unarmed black men has changed that. People started talking, although sometimes at each other rather than with each other. The history of enslavement of blacks followed by a hundred years of the use of law to enforce second class citizenship adds to the difficulty of comfortable serious discussion. Wilmot Collins of Helena, Montana knows more about this than most people. Collins joins us this week on “Home Ground Radio”.

Wilmot Collins

Mar 12, 2014

3/12/14: This week on "Mountain West Voices:" the story of Wilmot and Maddie Collins, who came to Helena, Montana as refugees, fleeing Liberia's civil war.