Refugees http://wunc.org en A New Take On The Diary Of Anne Frank http://wunc.org/post/new-take-diary-anne-frank <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p></p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">While Anne Frank’s story is familiar to many, the production currently on stage at Raleigh’s <a href="http://burningcoal.org/">Burning Coal Theatre</a> is a bit different.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:49:17 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 34296 at http://wunc.org A New Take On The Diary Of Anne Frank Burmese Crops Sprout In Orange County http://wunc.org/post/burmese-crops-sprout-orange-county <p>Some refugees in Chapel Hill are finding a way to reconnect with their native farming tradition.</p><p>The Karen are a displaced ethnic minority from the Southeast Asian nation of Burma (also known as Myanmar). More than a thousand have ended up in Orange County through resettlement programs, which place them in areas like Chapel Hill with free transportation, good schools and available work as housekeepers.</p><p>With the help of a community farming project, Karen people in Chapel Hill are once again growing Burmese crops and making money along the way.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:58:08 +0000 Emma Miller 24366 at http://wunc.org Burmese Crops Sprout In Orange County Youth Radio: Burmese Refugees Help Each Other Out In Carrboro http://wunc.org/post/youth-radio-burmese-refugees-help-each-other-out-carrboro <div><p><em>This summer WUNC has been working with six youth reporters as part of the Summer Youth Radio Institute in our American Graduate Project.&nbsp; Akib Khan moved with his family to the U.S. from Dhaka, Bangladesh when he was nine years old. He reports on the Burmese refugee community in Carrboro.</em></p><p></p></div><p>Abdul Hussain and his family came to Carrboro in July. Hussain grew up in Burma. He says when he was 13, the local government made false allegations against him, forcing him to flee his homeland and that this happens to many minorities in Burma. He lived in Malaysia for years before finally being granted asylum in the United States. When he arrived, the first thing he did was look for something familiar—as a Muslim, he wanted to find a mosque. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Akib Khan 21235 at http://wunc.org Youth Radio: Burmese Refugees Help Each Other Out In Carrboro Refugees Tend Their Own Farm In Orange County http://wunc.org/post/refugees-tend-their-own-farm-orange-county <p>On 4 acres just outside Chapel Hill, nearly 150 <a href="http://nckarencommunity.org/home">Karen refugees</a> till the soil as they did back home in Myanmar, also known as Burma.</p><p><a href="http://ocpyc.wordpress.com/">Transplanting Traditions Community Farm</a> is educating locals about Burmese vegetables and cuisine, and teaching the refugees about American produce, with the eventual goal of setting them up as full-time farmers. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17977 at http://wunc.org Refugees Tend Their Own Farm In Orange County Festival Celebrates Greensboro Refugee Communities http://wunc.org/post/festival-celebrates-greensboro-refugee-communities <p>Now in its fourth year, the <a href="http://greensboromosaic.com/">Mosaic Festival </a>celebrates the diversity and cultures of the Triad, attracting thousands of attendees. Host Frank Stasio talks with Sarah Ivory, director of the <a href="http://cwsgreensboro.org/about-cws-2/">Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Service of Greensboro</a>, which organizes the festival. Plus, the band Wareware featuring&nbsp;Ndabarushimana Christopher, a Greensboro musician and refugee from Burundi, performs live at Triad Stage.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:54:28 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16686 at http://wunc.org Festival Celebrates Greensboro Refugee Communities Former Nun Reflects On The Sanctuary Movement http://wunc.org/post/former-nun-reflects-sanctuary-movement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Darlene </span>Nicgorski<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a nun when she was convicted of conspiracy and faced a 25-year prison term in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for her work helping Central American refugees. She didn’t end up having to serve that term, but her work&nbsp;in the so-called Sanctuary Movement&nbsp;made her the poster child of immigrant activism in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:34:21 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 11376 at http://wunc.org Former Nun Reflects On The Sanctuary Movement Cultures Converge at Newcomers School http://wunc.org/post/cultures-converge-newcomers-school <p></p><p></p><p>The Doris Henderson Newcomers School in Greensboro is a melting pot. Since August of 2007 the school has welcomed about 3,000 students from around the world who are transitioning to a life in America while learning English. Seventy-five percent of the students are refugees and the challenges facing them are numerous. Fri, 02 Dec 2011 11:20:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 7148 at http://wunc.org Cultures Converge at Newcomers School