Tag Archives: Karen Refugees

Karen Community Looks Forward to a Safe Crossing at Altadena and El Cajon

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers Residents this month rallied at the intersection of Altadena Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard, where a man was seriously injured last August when he was struck by a … Continue reading

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Karen Refugees In City Heights Celebrate Their New Year

By Claire Trageser Refugees from a Burmese ethnic minority group gathered in San Diego this weekend for a new year’s celebration. It also gave them a chance to discuss the news from their home country. About 2,000 Karen refugees have … Continue reading

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Jóvenes refugiados aprenden a tejer enseñados por sus ancianos

Casi 1,800 refugiados de Birmania viven en el Condado de San Diego. Los refugiados de la tercera edad quienes tienen dificultades para aprender inglés pueden permanecer aislados. Una clase llamada Homespun donde las personas de la tercera edad enseñan el … Continue reading

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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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Photos: Scenes From World Refugee Day

Karen youth perform a traditional bamboo dance during the World Refugee Day festivities at Balboa Park on June 21, 2014. | Photo Credit: Famo Musa, The AjA Project San Diego marked World Refugee Day on Saturday in Balboa Park. Organized … Continue reading

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Burmese Refugees Making San Diego Home

Andrew Rae, board chair for the Karen Organization of San Diego, and April Moo, a Burmese refugee and San Diego City College student, talk with KPBS Evening Edition host Peggy Pico. By Megan Burke and Maureen Cavanaugh Listen to the … Continue reading

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Encontrando el Camino a Casa: Los Refugiados de Birmania Abrir Centro Comunitario

La Organización Karen de San Diego abrió su centro comunitario para el público en septiembre. | Foto Cortesía de City Heights Life Por Erin De Wyn, Organización Karen de San Diego Click here to read it in English Sentada en una … Continue reading

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Working to Reduce Truancy Among Karen Teens

By Adam Ward Imagine witnessing the torture and killing of a parent or close relative, then having to flee your homeland, move to a foreign country and go to school to try to make something of yourself. Many Karen students … Continue reading

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