Archive for August, 2013

Clemantine Wamariya, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Board Member
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Clemantine Wamariya on Why Refugees are Natural Leaders

  Excerpt from The Huffington Post, 08/13/2013 “When I reflect on my life, I understand how it is that I, a refugee and survivor of genocide and war, ended up where I am today. All that I have achieved has been possible not only because of my own strength and […]

Immigrants & the Military
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Immigrants & the Military

By Brett Hunt, Iraq War Veteran and former Captain in the U.S. Army. “I’m a Cuban refugee who came to this country when I was 10-years-old and flunked the sixth grade because I couldn’t speak English.” That’s a quote that won’t surprise many Americans on both sides of the immigration […]

50th Anniversary of MLK March on Washington
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50th Anniversary of MLK March on Washington

As an African woman, I feel so much love for my African American brothers and sisters. We were separated by distance for many generations, and it was only a matter of time before we found each other. Like many Africans, we are identified as African Americans when we migrate to […]

Meet Vienna Mbagaya, Epidemiologist Turned Entrepreneur
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Meet Vienna Mbagaya, Epidemiologist Turned Entrepreneur

I moved from Kenya to a suburb in New Jersey when I was 14 years old. I was eager to assimilate and fit in, but my accent and misplaced social cues often betrayed me. So much so that in the first week of school, no one understood me when I protested […]