It has been two months since I started the fellowship at the Pan Valley Institute and so far it has been a great experience! I enjoy working with the staff here and learning form them. In these two months I have been able to learn about the amazing work that the Pan Valley Institute of the American Friends Service Committee does and the impact that it has in the community.
I have been learning about Proyecto Campesino; its beginning, its evolution and its ending. I am truly convinced that the work of AFSC-whether it be through Proyecto or the Pan Valley Institute, or any of its national programs- has a tremendous impact in our communities.
In the coming months I plan to work in the Tulare County area visiting with indigenous communities living in the area and generating a dialogue about life in the Tulare county. I will also seek to understand how these communities organize and if there are needs that are not being addressed by local organizations.
For the past few months the UC Davis Center for Regional Change has partnered with the Pan Valley Institute in an environmental scan that aims to asses the main challenges in the health and well being of children ages 0-8. … Continue reading →
“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, … Continue reading →
What we are living now is not progress in a positive sense. There was a time when we had one world, one human race, a time we had respect for life and nature. Now we are divided into a first … Continue reading →
The TAMEJAVI Culture and Art Series created a space for the Salvadoran community to gather and celebrate their culture while teaching others about the human side of migration. On August 22, 2015, over 400 people gather to learn and celebrate … Continue reading →
When we move from one place to another, we take with us our habits, food, and culture. Our lifestyle influences the new environment and people that we encounter. There will be conflicts between the different cultures, but immigrants have been … Continue reading →
On June 6, 2015 my learning group and I show together the scenery ” Cambodian Daily Life Style ” that aim to explore our culture with immigrant community, and how we organize through the play, dance, and traditional music with … Continue reading →
The Hmongstory 40 team will be hosting a Refugee Exodus forum with some people who were the forefront of the Refugee resettlement process in Thailand. The event will be this Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:30am – 4:00pm at the … Continue reading →
On July 11, 2015 my team and I put together the presentation “Are You Hmong?” that aims to explore how identity influences the way we interact with our immigrant community and how we organize, through storytelling. The basis for … Continue reading →