Photos and story by David F. Our mission has expanded to include all people. As some of you will remember, we started out in a building that was once a [funeral home] with a morgue. You know how well that went over with Asian people! Over the years, AFC has served thousands of immigrants and refugees from all over the world, Vuong said. We were displaced, we had no home, and we came to this country to search for something to look forward to.
IRCO's mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Sivai Bennett was born in in American Samoa. She lived there until she moved to La Grande, Oregon, at age 18 to attend Eastern Oregon University and study political science. After two years, Bennett transferred to the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, where she continued her studies to become a lawyer even though she aspired to become a teacher. There she met her husband. She moved with him to La Grande and began her studies to become an elementary school teacher.
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Join us for a Vietnamese community conversation hosted by our partner, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. Conversations will center around civic engagement in our city and how communities can better shape the work of City government. TeAda Productions refugeestate residency in Portland begins! A sample of API culture by young keepers of dance and tradition opened the event; celebrating 22 years of service in our communities. Jump to.