Title: “If I was a bird I would gather up my children and fly far from here”: The lived experiences, information needs, and information seeking behavior of resettled refugees from the Central African Republic in two communities in the United States
Author: Bowden, Natalia
Description: Poster from Project Welcome Summit, Chicago, IL, 2017. Includes data from interviews with refugees from CAR living in Worcester, MA and Clarkson, GA regarding information needs and challenges.
Description: The Massachusetts Refugee School Impact Program, administered by the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, is a program to create partnerships between schools and organizations serving refugees, in order to assist refugee children adjust successfully to their schools and communities.
Title: When We Were Home: A Collection of Memories from Burmese Refugee Youth
Author: Compiled by Mark Fusunyan, Courtney Temple and Alyse Wheelock; illustrations by Hay Reh
Description: This is a collection of stories and artwork by Burmese refugee youth living in Worcester, MA, compiled by volunteers with the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project. The images and narratives tell the stories of various youth whose families fled the ongoing civil conflict in Burma. These youth lived in refugee camps along the border of Burma and Thailand, before being resettled as refugees in Worcester. The stories touch on topics of Burmese culture, life in the refugee camps, the youth’s journey to the U.S., their expectations, realities, challenges and successes.
Description: An overview of the project to record and preserve the stories of recent immigrants and refugees to Worcester, MA, developed by the New England Archivists with the assistance of StoryCorps, and in collaboration with Worcester Historical Museum, Lutheran Social Services, the Worcester Cultural Development Office and the Worcester Women’s Oral History Project.