refugees

Connections: A local refugee discusses her work to advance women's rights in Afghanistan

Nabila Qadiri Kohistani is an Afghanistan native who came to the United States last year on a Special Immigrant Visa, or SIV. SIVs are awarded to Iraqis...
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Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:34am
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Connections: Afghani interpreters who served the U.S. military share their stories

On this Veterans Day, we talk with refugees who served the U.S. military as interpreters in Afghanistan and Iraq, and who have come to America on...
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Mon, 11/11/2019 - 11:01am
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Connections: Previewing the 2019 ImageOut Festival

The ImageOut Film Festival is back. The annual event presents LGBT arts and cultural experiences to promote awareness and foster dialogue. It kicks off...
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Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:26am
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Event recognizes refugees’ struggles and agencies that support them

In honor of World Refugee Day, several local immigrants and organizations received honors from the Rochester City School District’s Office of Adult and...
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Thu, 06/20/2019 - 1:30pm
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Connections: Understanding the experiences of local refugees

In the current political climate, conversations about refugees often focus on numbers and policies. But both refugees and organizations helping them...
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Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:20am
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Connections: How faith-based groups are helping refugees in Rochester

A number of local faith-based groups are coming together to help refugees who served the U.S. military. The refugees – from Afghanistan and Iraq – have...
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Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:17am
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Connections: Musician and humanitarian Ayman Jarjour

Ayman Jarjour is a musician and humanitarian who is using his skills and talents to help refugees in camps around the world. He's in Rochester for a...
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Fri, 11/09/2018 - 9:57am
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Connections: Local immigrants react to the Trump administration's policies

About half of the children under the age of five separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border were reunited with their parents by Tuesday’s...
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Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:04am
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Connections: "From Strangers to Neighbors" cultural fair

Have you ever had a conversation with a refugee? An upcoming cultural fair will give participants the opportunity to learn about people of different...
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Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:13am
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Connections: Helping refugees in Rochester

Nearly 85,000 refugees were admitted into the United States in fiscal year 2016, and New York was one of three states that helped settle more than a...
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Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:58am
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