Karen Weliky

Building a Future With Forgiveness

When Romy Ahounou was just a little boy in the Republic of the Congo, war broke out. “My parents put me and my brother in a suitcase and put us […]

Sankar Raman

Creating Community In Portland

“The moment I stepped into the Chinese classroom, I knew it felt different,” Aria Chen says, remembering her first day at Franklin High School. “The teacher

John Rudoff

Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes is a junior at the University of Portland studying English and Environmental Science. He has experience reporting and editing for UP’s 

John Rudoff

Finally A Place to Call Home

Every time someone asks May Lui Tike where she’s from, she answers: “I am not from anywhere.”  She has a good reason for this response:  

John Rudoff

Peyton McGovern

Peyton McGovern is a senior at Portland State University, where she is earning a degree in English Literature with a certificate in nonprofit management. 

Sankar Raman

Emily Cowley

Emily Cowley is a junior at Portland State University majoring in International Studies with a specialty in African Studies. Her ancestors immigrated  

Sankar Raman

Emily Denny

Emily Denny is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, where she studied English Literature and Environmental Policy. While a student, she was an editor and senior 

Sankar Raman

Mae Ghylin-Base

Mae Ghylin is majoring in Arabic at Portland State University. In 2017, she was granted a scholarship by the US State Department to study Arabic in Morocco, 

Sankar Raman

Juniper Yarnall-Benson

Juniper Yarnall-Benson is a sophomore at Portland Community College where she studies art history and graphic design. Her family comes from a long line of

Lisa Cohn

Pleading for a Pathway

Azucena Javier-Marquez is relieved about the June 18 U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting attempts by the Trump administration to end protections

In the Land of the Free

One of Mariamou’s Abdoulye’s earliest memories of growing up in the Central African Republic: being chased by someone with a machete.

Determination Born in a Refugee Camp

During the 1990s, Bhutan’s policy of “One Nation, One People,” forced Nabin Dhimal, who was just a young child at the time, to leave his home with his family and […]

Jim Lommasson

Shirt, Toajlaj Tectitán, Guatemala

Yesica Pérez Barrios: “THE SHORT BUT THE MOST SPECIAL STORY OF MY SHIRT” I will wear and care for this garment wherever I go, because just looking at it reminds […]

Sankar Raman

Angelica Alarcon

Angelica Alarcon Is a first-generation college student studying business at Portland Community College, where she also works as a teaching