Becoming an American is bad for your health (and other links)

This photo has nothing to do with the post, but it looks pretty cool, right?

This photo has nothing to do with the post, but it looks pretty cool, right?

Here are some links we found interesting. Enjoy!

  • With funding from the Refugee School Impact Grant (RSIG), School’s Out Washington partnered with documentary filmmaker Jill Freidberg to produce a film chronicling the lives of refugee youth in Washington State.  The film highlights four youth from Burma, Nepal/Bhutan, Russia, and Somalia.
  • Next time you’re looking for a catering company, look no further than Project Feast – a local organization who works with refugees and immigrants to provide training and employment opportunities. Also, be sure to check out these Seattle-based, socially conscious fashion companies, one of which directly supports the work of World Relief. 
  • It turns out that becoming an American is bad for your health. A growing body of research on immigrants has shown that the longer they live in this country, the worse their rates of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. 
  • Immigration Reform remains at a critical point in our country. Please pray for our representatives. And please contact your local Representative by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121! 

“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral ”

– Paulo Freire

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