Program Spotlights

Caves and Cages: Memories of Myanmar

Cover illustration for Caves and Cages

Follow the story of Naw Unity Ba as she retraces memories from her village in Myanmar to refugee camps in Thailand, and finally to Amarillo, where she and her family reside today. Your purchase of this book will help support the ongoing work of producing bilingual stories in minority languages across various refugee communities in Amarillo.

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Wide and Narrow Windows

This Saturday Jen will wave goodbye to her best friend Seng as she moves to Iowa. Seng and her family are Kachin people from Myanmar, resettled to Amarillo in 2011. Seng and Jen met in 2017 at RLP’s initial run of Table Talk at Margaret Wills Elementary School (pictured above). What started as an awkward,…

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So far in 2022…

We just sent out our bi-annual newsletter by post! We use these physical newsletters to provide a broader picture of our development and impact. If you didn’t receive a newsletter in your mailbox, you can click the button below to read a digital version online. This edition also includes a special letter from our Executive…

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Plug and Play at The PLACE

How do you cultivate community? It’s a question we have been asking a lot over the past two years. It is a key part of our identity as an organization. We’ve tried (and failed at) many different approaches.

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Naw Paw’s Story

Some of you may remember reading in a past newsletter about Naw Paw and our Storybook Project. We are now in the final stages of editing and back translating her story into Karen before sending everything to the printer. We were surprised when her husband presented us with beautiful illustrations (pictured above) to accompany her story, and are…

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An Education in Grace

A picture of Grace

Grace Kayesu is a 26-year-old Congolese woman from Uganda. Along with her 8 siblings, Grace came to the US in August of 2021 after losing her parents in Africa.  When she was resettled in Amarillo, Grace was interested in going to college, but was told she should focus instead on getting a job at JBS, a…

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Are you “mentor material”?

Bailie participated in our zoom call “From Amarillo to Afghanistan: How Can We Help?” and then attended a volunteer meeting. She put her name and contact information down on the sign up paper, and received a call a few days later from our mentorship coordinator, Jennifer. Jen walked her through a brief training and then decided to pair her with a Chin woman from Burma.

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Shop or Donate

cafe area being painted

We’re still getting bits and pieces in place to make everything fully stocked at The PLACE. There are several ways to help if you are interested… As always, you can give safely and securely to RLP online by going to our our website. We also accept checks by mail and can process payments over the phone. Check…

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Table Talk TONIGHT!

English lesson

We are resuming that program on Tuesday nights beginning February 1st (TONIGHT!) from 6-7:30 at the PLACE. We’ll share some food, have conversation cards out to help you talk with refugees, and then have a very short English lesson.

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