Facts & Tools
The following provide helpful knowledge about the Karen and other refugees from Burma.
Traditional clothing for each ethnic group
International Organization of Mirgration
International Organization of Migration – Karen Cultural Profile
Drum Publication Group
The Drum Publication Group is a community based organization dedicated to promoting education and preserving the cultures of the peoples of Burma. The site contains a lot of useful information including an English-Karen dictionary database, and downloadable reading materials.
The Irrawaddy News
The Irrawaddy news is a thai-based magazine covering Burma extensively. This is a very useful resource to know what is going on in Burma now.
U.S. Campaign for Burma
Intercambio: Uniting Communities
News & Stories
The following links provide stories and additional information about the Karen and other refugees from Burma.
City Heights Life [La Vida] – Expressing Culture Through Photography: Where I Call Home
Speak City Heights – Karen Community Celebrates New Year
East County Magazine – Karen New Year 2013
KPBS – Karen New Year 2013
The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, IN) – Burmese Refugee Taking Holiday Trip Home
KPBS – International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tutoring at Marshall
City Heights Life [La Vida] – Finding Their Way Home
http://issuu.com/cityheightslife/docs/lifeoct2012web/1 (p. 6)
Mid-City CAN – School Attendance Momentum Team
Photos: A Refugee’s Silent Journey, Then and Now
MTV – True Life: I’m Coming to America
Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unkown [Myanmar]
The following resources can help you find individuals and organizations connected with the Karen and other refugees from Burma.
San Diego Refugee Forum
Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE)
Karen American Communities Foundation
Dallas Karen Community
Karen Youth Organisation
Karen Organization of Minnesota
Karen Swedish Community
Burmese American Community Institute
Karen Community of North Carolina