In the News / April 2017

USCRI former clients honored at International Women’s Day celebration in Burlington

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Bosnian Women Reflect on Resettlement

By: Kymelya Sari

Last month, Medic was one of three women who were honored at an International Women’s Day celebration in Burlington for their work in helping vulnerable and underserved populations. Medic is a victim advocate with the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office. Another honoree, Aftaba Mezetovic, has worked with the Winooski School District for 19 years.

Medic and Mezetovic share more than Bosnian ancestry. Both expressed their deep gratitude to the third IWD honoree, former mayoral candidate Wanda Hines. Back in 1995, the year the Bosnian women arrived in Vermont as refugees, Hines was the director of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf.

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