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Residentes musulmanes en San Diego solicitan que los comedores escolares ofrezcan menú halal

Los almuerzos escolares están nuevamente en el reflector este verano ya que los distritos están tratando de cumplir con las nuevas reglas de nutrición. Mientras tanto, los residentes musulmanes en City Heights están solicitando que los comedores escolares ofrezcan alimentos … Continue reading

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Refugees Fight for Better Medical Translation

Federal health reform is expected to change the face of the nation’s insured population. Researchers predict one in five insured patients will be non-native English speakers. That’s up from one in eight. But already, medical providers are having trouble keeping … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Women-only Swim Makes The Huffington Post

By Megan Burks Women-only Swim Makes The Huffington Post The Huffington Post and U-T San Diego ran commentary on the flap over my article on women-only swim hours at the Copley Family YMCA this week. Professors Avi Spiegel and Adina … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Readers React to Women-Only Swim Story

By Megan Burks Readers React to Women-Only Swim Story My story on Muslim women who advocated for new women-only swim hours at the Copley YMCA caused quite a stir in the comments section. Many viewers felt the accommodation is discrimination … Continue reading

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YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

With summer now in full swing, San Diegans are heading to beaches and pools to cool off and get exercise. But for East-African women in City Heights, taking a dip isn’t so easy. Many of them are Muslim and can’t … Continue reading

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Youth Cover Speak City Heights Event With Cell Phones

Students in the Mobile Stories program came to Speak City Heights’ Nov. 12 community event and forum at the Scripps Rady City Heights Wellness Center. The program, put on by local libraries and Media Arts Center San Diego, teaches youth … Continue reading

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Cooking Class Bridges Divide for Refugee Moms and Their American Daughters

Twice a month, refugee women and their children congregate at the City Heights Wellness Center for a cooking class. It started as a way for the moms to share traditional recipes with their teenage daughters, but the American-raised girls wanted … Continue reading

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Group Bridges Access Gaps for Somalis

Adam Ward City Heights Hope community organizer and project coordinator Sahra Abdi has witnessed the leadership growth in her group’s members first hand. She tells the story of one group member who used to accept schools’ lack of halal foods, … Continue reading

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