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PNG Lessons: Introduction

Daughter Looking Over Village

Now, over four years later, I believe the time has come for me to be more open about the lessons I’ve learned and experiences I’ve lived.

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Refugee Leader Interviews

Our Panhandle Refugee Celebration was an incredible success! It aired on Panhandle PBS, as well as on Facebook Live. By our count, this video has been viewed over 11,000 times on Facebook alone! You can see the full-length video special by clicking the button below: The highlight of the celebration was four interviews with refugee leaders.…

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BuzzFeed Article about Amarillo

Many of you have expressed concerns after hearing about Amarillo’s high COVID-19 numbers in the news. These spikes are due in large part to the high numbers of local immigrants working in meatpacking plants, where social distancing is nearly impossible to maintain on cramped production lines, and where language barriers make it difficult to communicate.…

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Hiring Interpreters

We have been blessed with the opportunity to hire nine interpreters to work at the health department for the next month!

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Update from Ryan

At each community meeting, we divided into small groups and asked a series of questions about culture, business, community spaces, and other things. One question was about how refugees earned income back home. Here’s how they responded.

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Coronavirus Update

I have been texting with leaders just today to learn about the emotional and physical well-being of their communities.

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The Lion’s Share

We met with 37 Somali leaders in order to collect their thoughts and ideas regarding four primary areas of concern.

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