We adamantly oppose the recent inhumane actions taken by President Trump concerning refugees and asylum-seekers. Read the full text of the Executive Order here, and ask us for more information about our work with refugees, our education regarding migration policies and our personal stories of these experiences. The fact that President Trump signed the discriminatory executive … Continue reading The Holocaust and Refugees
Check out the recent article Shanna wrote, featured on both the Columbia University alumni website and on their alumni blog: ColumbiaYou The word is still getting out there! Stay tuned for some updates.
Since the United Nations met last week to talk about the refugee and migration situation, I thought I'd share some updates with you. In the policy and politic world... The UN passed the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants Response last week. They promised to make more promises and make a big decision in 2018. While … Continue reading Did you know?
Cristian, the co-thinker of Pocket Philosophies, takes a moment here to reflect on what we saw and learned during our experience with the refugees in Greece. I’ve been thinking about these ideas for years. I’ve worked with immigrants in Spain and have even been an immigrant myself in several countries. But the truth is that … Continue reading 5 Things to Know about Refugees
We recently visited Ritsona, a refugee camp only 15 minutes away from our Oinofyta camp school. Ritsona has around 600 refugees, most of whom are Syrian or Iraqi, staying in tents across what used to be a Greek military camp. The camp has some lovely trees that provide shade, and the volunteers have worked hard … Continue reading Iraqi refugee teaches young men to make music