Resources

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Facts & Tools

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Resources

The following provide helpful knowledge about the Karen and other refugees from Burma.

Traditional clothing for each ethnic group

https://dk-media.s3.amazonaws.com/AA/AQ/karensandiego-org/downloads/274561/Ethnic_Groups_in_Burma.pdf


International Organization of Mirgration

International Organization of Migration – Karen Cultural Profile


Drum Publication Group

http://www.drumpublications.org/

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

http://www.irrawaddy.org/

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.


ECHO Minnesota

http://www.echominnesota.org/kar/category/languages/karen


Project SOAR

http://www.ethniccommunities.org/


U.S. Campaign for Burma

http://uscampaignforburma.org/learn/conflict-and-human-rights.html/


Intercambio: Uniting Communities

http://www.intercambioweb.org/


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

http://cityheightslife.com/2013/06/where-i-call-home/


Speak City Heights – Karen Community Celebrates New Year

http://www.speakcityheights.org/2013/01/local-karen-community-celebrates-new-year/


East County Magazine – Karen New Year 2013

http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/12236


KPBS – Karen New Year 2013

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/jan/15/local-refugee-community-celebrates-karen-new-year/


The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, IN) – Burmese Refugee Taking Holiday Trip Home

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20121218/LOCAL08/312189985


KPBS – International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tutoring at Marshall

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/nov/28/tutoring-refugee-students-and-their-parents/


City Heights Life [La Vida] – Finding Their Way Home

http://cityheightslife.com/2012/10/finding-their-way-home/

http://issuu.com/cityheightslife/docs/lifeoct2012web/1 (p. 6)


Mid-City CAN – School Attendance Momentum Team

http://www.midcitycan.org/mid-city-can-blog/412-education-mid-city-can-enews/


Photos: A Refugee’s Silent Journey, Then and Now

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/credentialed/article_cff6cbd0-1a13-11e1-b048-001cc4c03286.html/


MTV – True Life: I’m Coming to America

http://www.mtv.com/videos/true-life-im-coming-to-america/1581101/playlist.jhtml


Anthony Bourdain – Parts Unkown [Myanmar]

http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/episode1#autoplay=true


Community

The following resources can help you find individuals and organizations connected with the Karen and other refugees from Burma.

San Diego Refugee Forum

http://www.sdrefugeeforum.org/


Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE)

http://www.weave-women.org/


Karen American Communities Foundation

http://www.karensusa.org/


Dallas Karen Community

http://www.dfwkc.org/about_us/


Karen Youth Organisation

http://karenyouthktl.org/aboutkyo.html


Karen Ireland

http://karenireland.com/


Karen Organization of Minnesota

http://www.mnkaren.org/


Karen Swedish Community

http://www.karenswedishcommunity.org/


Burmese American Community Institute

http://www.baci-indy.org/


Karen Community of North Carolina

http://nckarencommunity.org/home