World Refugee Day, Southern Style

It was World Refugee Day yesterday, but here in Memphis we celebrated on Saturday. Yes, that’s right. Memphis has, and celebrates, refugees. So along with Athens and London, New York and Sydney, we honored the courageous men, women, and children who have seen much horror, have searched for home, and have found one, this time … Continue reading

The Real Football and Reconciliation

Soccer opens the door for reconciliation. Right… tell that to Scotland’s Celtic and Rangers fans… Celtic and Rangers clash in 2008 But it really does. It is probably because the sport is such a global success that, especially in countries that accept a lot of refugees and immigrants, people who normally would not find belonging … Continue reading

Black April and the Anniversary of Boat People

Exactly 35 years ago today, Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army, and the Vietnam War came to a chilling halt. In Vietnam, today is a national holiday called Reunification Day. But refugees refer to this week as Black April. After the takeover of South Vietnam, the Vietnamese government sent dissidents to “re-education camps,” where … Continue reading

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