Thi Bui traces a Vietnamese American family’s life in illustrated memoir

Thi Bui will discuss her memoir "The Best We Could Do" at several events as part of Seattle Reads, a program encouraging people to read and discuss the same book.
Apr 10, 2019
Sea-Watch 3, the last rescue ship operating in the central Mediterranean saved 47 people from a rubber dinghy, off the coast of Libya, on Jan. 19. (Photo by Felix Weiss for Sea-Watch).

Sea-Watch 3 standoff shows how far Europe will go to keep out refugees

The rescue ship Sea-Watch 3 has struggled to find a European nation willing to take 47 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.
Feb 20, 2019

Refugees discuss employment challenges with Attorney General

Many refugees bring extensive knowledge and work experience, but still find it challenging to get higher than entry-level jobs when they settle in the U.S.
Jan 30, 2019

Raise a Glass for Immigration

Join World Relief for a happy hour fundraiser on behalf of local refugees and immigrants. Meet your neighbors who’ve gone through the U.S. immigration system and gained asylum. Come learn how you can be an ally of neighbors like the parents and children separated at the border. There’ll be beer & wine, snacks, and conversation […]
Aug 9, 2018

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

Listen, Learn, Lend a Hand: A Program to Support Refugees

Come join us for a day of listening, learning, and lending a hand to refugees. We will be joining together to hear personal stories, learn how to advocate for refugees in our community and beyond, as well as prepare 900 hygiene kits for Syrian refugee families in need. This event is free and open to […]
Apr 24, 2018

Refugees and immigrants grow homeland foods at Kent community garden

A Kent parking lot has turned into a sustainable urban garden where refugees and immigrants can grow the foods that remind them of home.
Apr 16, 2018

Feast for Change: Exploring the World One Pairing at a Time.

Thursday, November 16th, 6-9pm Location: Machine House Brewery Ticket Price: $50 + tax includes food, Ubuntu Street Mocktail, and swag bag! All bar proceeds will be donated to Project Feast Buy tickets here. Join Project Feast for our annual fundraiser supporting refugees and immigrants who enrich our communities with their culture and cuisine! Our Executive […]
Nov 16, 2017

You could shine at our Sept. 14 storytelling event

Have a South Seattle story to share about "finding home" or want to hear some? Learn more about our Sept. 14 storytelling event: bit.do/SouthEnd.
Jul 19, 2016

Helping highly skilled refugees find their niche in Seattle

More skilled refugees are arriving in our state. But they say cultural barriers keep them out of white-collar jobs that could use their talents.
Jul 14, 2016

Uganda green energy program also keeps refugee women safe from assault

A program that produces energy-saving stoves could keep girls and women safe and has possible benefits to the environment and fighting hunger.
Jun 2, 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

Migrant smugglers offer passage to Italy after Turkey deal to shut route to Greece

After Turkey struck an agreement with the EU to return migrants and refugees who cross illegally to Greece, smugglers started offering trips to Italy.
Apr 1, 2016

Keeping the door open for refugees

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

Why it’s important to honor home languages in schools

A new "Speak Your Language" campaign is encouraging schools and parents to preserve home language.
Feb 16, 2016

Refugees find connections in Highline College ESL class

Finding relief and shelter in the U.S. are only the first challenges for refugees. Many also must tackle the language barrier.
Jan 14, 2016

A true terrorist threat: Hostility towards young Muslim Americans

A young Muslim American breaks down how hostility towards her peers hurts everyone.
Jan 12, 2016
South Vietnamese refugees evacuated on a U.S. Navy vessel during the fall of Saigon in 1975. Thousands of refugees were resettled in the United States. (Photo via U.S. Marines)

Vietnamese refugees’ success story proves we can help Syrians

The Vietnamese Friendship Association, founded to help resettle refugees in the 1970’s, says they're ready to help a new wave from Syria.
Nov 25, 2015

Deepa Iyer: Multiracial work can dismantle racism, Islamophobia

Deepa Iyer tackles the U.S.'s deepest racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia with our greatest asset: a multiracial nation.
Nov 24, 2015