Zahra Abidi is program director at an Islamic center and mosque that received an emailed bomb threat in 2012. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

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A rash of hate crimes around the Northwest have left lasting scars on international communities.

Jozlyn Pelk in Guatemala (Photo by Gloria Mayne / The Seattle International Foundation)

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For Jozlyn Pelk, the first Seattle Ambassador Program honoree, it took leaving the country for the first time to discover the vast opportunities to...

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The first thing I see when I walk up to the warehouse in a Bothell suburb, is a green, white and black striped Syrian...