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WTJU presents Origin Stories: May 17-June 20 and Radio Tropicale celebrates World Refugee Day on June 20 at noon

ORIGIN STORIES
Interspersed throughout WTJU's program schedule
May 17 - June 20


In a university town like Charlottesville, many people are from elsewhere, brought here for work, school, or simply looking for a better life. Charlottesville is host to several refugee resettlement projects, helping recent immigrants adapt to American ways.

This spring, WTJU shares stories about how we all got here. From recent refugees to Americans whose families have been here for generations, tune in to hear Charlottesville residents from many backgrounds share personal stories about where they came from and how they got here.

Bookended by the May 12th Charlottesville Festival of Cultures and the UN-designated World Refugee Day on June 20th, WTJU will be interspersing these stories into our regular programming.

To mark World Refugee Day on June 20th at noon, Bruce of Radio Tropicale will host local International Rescue Committee executive director Harriet Kuhr and others in a discussion of today's problems and solutions for the world's displaced peoples.


Listen to a few of these stories below.

Two New Citizens

1976

Aghani

Ahmed

Amr

Anonymous

Anthony

Danielle

Debbie

Fanny

From Mexico City

Gabriela

Hainie

Hannah

Jean W

Jonathan

Karine

Lawrence

London-Israel

Mary Carolyn

Masae

Mellie

Meredith

Meryem

Nahla

Natasha

Oakland

Pat

Rumi

Sumner

Turkey


Credits:
Editors: Rebecca Foster, Nathan Moore, Bruce Penner
Stories collected by: Caroline Bruce, Rebecca Foster, Jane McDonald, Bruce Penner, with special thanks to Debra Tuler of the Charlottesville Adult Education Center.

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