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This is the story of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a resettlement agency based in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky.
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Activist Wai Wai Nu Visits KRM Last month, KRM was privileged to host human rights activist and advocate for Rohingya refugees Wai Wai Nu. She delivered the 2015 University of Louisville Center for Asian Democracy’s annual lecture. She is the founder of the Women’s Peace Action …
Refugee Crises: How to Help in Kentucky With all of the recent media coverage focused on refugee crises in Europe and the Middle East, we have received many calls and messages about how people here in Central Kentucky can get involved to help refugees. Here, a list …
The Speed Museum Wall together project is a collaboration between Presentation Academy’s National Art Honor Society students and Elder Program participants who are creating an art exhibit to be shown in 2016. The sessions continue throughout October and exhibited beginning of March 2016.
Congressman Yarmuth visits the Elder Program! Thank you, Congressman Yarmuth, for making Louisville truly a welcoming city! Refugee Elders had the wonderful opportunity to meet their US Representative in person and hear about his work, joys and challenges, but also to share their own concerns and …
Compassion in action! In order to get a better understanding of some challenges Refugee Elders face during and after their resettlement period moving towards citizenship, IU intern Hannah compiled an overview of the present issues to help advocates prepare in their engagement with legislators, providers and other relevant entities. Get …
Throughout the year, elders have participated in therapy classes with retired artist and art therapist Joyce Ogden. With assistance of her niece Nana, Joyce guided the elders gently into the art of expressing themselves in unique ways using common material. Librarian Karen has lovingly exhibited their pieces …
OATH CEREMONY DAY – a truly happy day! After 7 years of learning faithfully English, civics and American history, Bishnu & Kamala Pati Subedi were welcomed as new U.S. citizens among 62 participants during the Oath Ceremony on July 24, …
Ler Htoo Ni, one of our Karen-state (Burma) elders, has always dreamed of playing melodies and songs he’s learned on his own piano. Usually, he always gets a kick of greeting his fellow students with a different tune on one of the pianos located at HUMC …