Ghaith Shahib fled Iraq as the United States prepared to invade his country. Instead of finishing high school, he left home on a harrowing journey across the globe in search of safety and a life away from conflict. It’s been years now since Ghaith has felt the confrontation of war in his daily life, but an unexpected incident in the relative comfort of the city he now calls home, brings a new perspective on what it means to be a victim of war.
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Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story.
This episode was produced by Natalia Lopez and with audio editing post production were done by Greg Palmer. The original interview was conducted by our illustrious executive producer, Sankar Raman, in March of 2022.
Thank you to St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton for the use of their space to record the interview.
This episode is made possible by a generous contribution by Oregon Cultural Trust.