Tag Archives: Burmese

Young Refugees Learn Weaving From Their Elders

About 1,800 refugees from Burma live in San Diego County. For older refugees, who have a harder time learning English, they can become isolated. A class called Homespun, where elders teach the traditional art of weaving, helps the young and … Continue reading

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Karen Youth Weave Together Home and Identity: Photos

“My mum would teach me how to weave, and I get it the first time. But it is really hard to put the loop in place. I never get that right. And now that we (are) in America I thought … Continue reading

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Finding Their Way Home: Burmese Refugees Establish a Community Center

The Karen Organization of San Diego opened its community center to the public in September. | Photo Courtesy of City Heights Life By Erin De Wyn, Karen Organization of San Diego Haga clic aquí para leer en español Sitting on … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: More on CalWorks and Help for Mixed-Status Families

By Megan Burks The Fallout From Brown’s Proposed Welfare Cuts This week, we took a look at how Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal may impact City Heights residents. The proposal calls for deep cuts to CalWorks, a welfare-to-work program … Continue reading

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A Refugee’s Silent Journey, Revisited

At a coffee shop in Mission Valley, Har Sin, a 25-year-old refugee from Burma, practices his sign language with friends. Har Sin, who is deaf, had no way to formally communicate before coming to the United States in 2008. | … Continue reading

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Photo Feature: Your Neighbor, the Refugee, Celebrated

Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Sam Hodgson I had the honor of presenting a photo essay at the Museum of Photographic Arts to help commemorate World Refugee Day Sunday. I presented images from the project we completed last year about … Continue reading

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