When Texas was Mexico: Who’s invading Whom?

Open House & Community Discussion #2 When Texas was Mexico: Who’s invading Whom? At the September Community Discussion, folks came together and examined the racist roots of closed borders, the history of stolen land and colonization, and more. The dire situation for immigrants continues. We’ll discuss recent raids and detentions in the Pacific Northwest and […]
Nov 15, 2019

Celebrating World Refugee Day

Join us at Michael Birawer Gallery in celebration of World Refugee Day with a one night only art exhibition featuring works from refugees of The Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Southwest Uganda, home to over 45,000 refugees. All of the artists in the exhibition are from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 100% of all funds […]
Jun 20, 2019

SEA TRI KAN Interest Event

SEA TRI KAN is a fully-supported, 5-day, 400+ mile bike tour fundraiser in support of refugees & asylees starting a new life in Washington State taking place on June 19-23rd, 2019. We fundraise in support of refugees and asylees joining our community, then take off on a tour of the 3 welcoming cities in Washington: SEAttle, TRI-Cities, and […]
Jan 27, 2019

Artists bring spotlight to global refugee issues in ARTvocacy exhibit

Ten artists from eight countries are featured in the annual ARTvocacy exhibit, showing through the end of the month at A/NT Gallery.
Jun 28, 2018

Refugee women, children the focus of artist Humaira Abid’s “Searching for Home”

Humaira Abid's "Searching for Home" explores the experiences of women and children refugees in intricate wood sculptures.
Jan 23, 2018

Somali Christians facing persecution hope for sanctuary in U.S.

Somali Christians in Kenya say their countrymen are persecuting them for their beliefs — even as options for refuge in the U.S. have been reduced.
May 11, 2017

Ugandan LGBT refugees in Kenya seek resettlement in safer place

After fleeing Uganda after it outlawed homosexuality, Ugandan gays and lesbians who fled to Kenya say they continue to face persecution.
Apr 5, 2017

Trump expected to order a temporary ban on refugees

Another executive order anticipated from Trump would block visas for anyone from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen.
Jan 25, 2017

The fourth R: Refugee students get intensive course in resettlement

The International Rescue Committee's summer program helps young refugees enrolled in the Tukwila School District acclimate to their new home.
Sep 13, 2016

Chinese tourist spends two weeks in German refugee center after mixup

A Chinese tourist in Germany unwittingly signed an asylum application that got him stranded as a refugee for two weeks, according to reports.
Aug 8, 2016

Once just a transit point, Mexico becoming home to refugees

For some people seeking refuge or asylum from their countries of origin, Mexico has become not just a stop on the way to the U.S., but a permanent home.
May 24, 2016
People waiting outside of an aid distribution center at the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya. (Photo from Flickr by Riyaad Minty)

Threats to close world’s largest refugee camp echo in Seattle

In the wake of terrorist attacks, Kenya is threatening to close Dadaab refugee camp. That has Seattle-area refugees worried about family still living there.
May 13, 2016

Keeping the door open for refugees

Seattle should lead by example and remain a city open to refugees.
Mar 2, 2016

How to be more like Canada: upcoming events on bringing refugees to Seattle

So, wanna be like Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? Two upcoming Seattle events will discuss how to welcome refugees to the state.
Dec 16, 2015

An immigrant “comes out” as a refugee

The recent U.S. backlash against Syrian refugees has convinced writer Irina Vodonos to talk openly about coming to United States as a refugee.
Dec 10, 2015

U.S. House votes to suspend Syrian refugee program, step up screening

The Republican-backed legislation would suspend Obama's program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees next year and intensify screening measures for refugees from Syria and Iraq.
Nov 19, 2015

Inslee: Washington open to Syrian refugees

Gov. Jay Inslee vowed to keep Washington state open to receiving Syrian refugees, even as more than 20 governors throughout the U.S. vowed to keep them out.
Nov 16, 2015
A young refugee plays violin in front of a line of Turkish police at Edirne, where refugees amassed hoping to cross into Bulgaria. (Photo by Levent ......)

Istanbul native finds her city transformed by Syrian refugees

When I went back home to Istanbul for a visit, I was shocked at the conditions for Syrian refugees who have flooded the city.
Nov 4, 2015

Could Syrian refugees resettle in Seattle? New group explores ideas

Dozens of Seattle-area residents gathered over the weekend to explore increasing the number of Syrian refugees who can resettle in Washington state.
Sep 8, 2015

Grassroots gathering to explore bringing Syrian refugees to Seattle

Worldwide focus on the Syrian refugee crisis grew this week, as pictures emerged of a Syrian toddler who drowned while his family tried to reach Greece.
Sep 3, 2015