Welcoming refugees, starting in our city

Today —January 21, 2020 — would have marked a deadline set by President Trump’s Executive Order 13888, designed to put a stop to refugee resettlement in the U.S. The order required state governors to decide whether they would request to resettle refugees into their state, or stick to the administration’s status quo and be automatically … Continue reading Welcoming refugees, starting in our city

Theme Overview: Migration

In national and international stories about migration, it’s not uncommon for statistics, policies, and political leaders to star as lead characters. Meanwhile, many of us encounter a very different migration story in everyday life — one that centers our friends, neighbors, communities, or perhaps ourselves.  Two U.S.-based writers are inviting us to look at the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Migration

Refugees, Employment, & a Front Row Seat to Resilience

Written by Dan Peterson //  A collection of things occur both internally and externally when a person is forced to flee in order to secure the safety of both their own life and that of their family. The journey and traumas along the way often lead a person to deeply question their self-efficacy. A primary … Continue reading Refugees, Employment, & a Front Row Seat to Resilience

Together against Modern-Day Slavery: A Conversation with Matt Friedman

A Conversation with Matt Friedman //  Can you give us a breakdown of modern slavery? What are the main types of slavery today and the general demographics of people being enslaved? Matt: The latest figure is 45.8 million people in modern slavery. About 66%, or about 30 million of them are in Asia. About 75% … Continue reading Together against Modern-Day Slavery: A Conversation with Matt Friedman