This past Sunday June 20, 2021, besides being Father’s Day, was also World Refugee Day. Many refugees come from places such as the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia who are seeking a better quality of life. The American Dream is very real to them as they come ready to work and are eager to raise their families in a safe place. Listen to Ayad Al- Kaisi’s story, a refugee from Iraq, as he came to San Antonio and received help from the Center for Refugee Services.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jan 14 2021 - 1:38pm
Poetry is one of humanity’s oldest forms of expression and can be used to create deep connections between poets and the worlds they inhabit. Teachers and other community members also use poetry to connect people who feel displaced. A unique project in San Antonio is using poetry to celebrate World Refugee Day and to create myriad connections for displaced people. Refugees flee from their home countries to preserve their lives and seeking liberty and hoping to find happiness through peace.
Written by Clayton Price on Jul 30 2014 - 1:31pm
For nearly two centuries, San Antonio has played a vital role in providing support and safe haven for refugees from around the world.