My name is Wasan Abu Baker. I am a Muslim woman and community leader, advocate for the Syrian refugees, FIRM staff member, Sunday school teacher and currently a fellow of AFSC Pan Valley’s Tamejavi Cultural Organizer Fellowship Program (TCOFP). This … Continue reading
In May Wasan and Asim Abu-Baker were invited to speak at the UCSF Fresno Family Medicine program Cross Cultural Competency lecture series hosted by Dr. Liana Milanes and her family medicine colleagues. The aim of the UCSF Cross Cultural Competency … Continue reading
Deema Kashak is a young Syrian woman living in Fresno . What follows is recount of her journey to America. By Deema Kashak I was born in 3/5/2002 in the city of Homs in Syria. My family and I lived … Continue reading
The Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program will be hosting pioneer Laotian American writer, Bryan Thao Worra, this Friday, April 28th for a reading and discussion on Southeast Asian American writing. The purpose is to bring Southeast Asian American communities in … Continue reading
វត្តពុទ្ធសាសនរង្សី Fresno Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc. A California Non-Profit Organization ID#77-0144354 All Contributions are tax deductible 2355 N Valentine Ave Fresno California 93722 The Cambodian Community is honored to invite you to join us in our annual celebration of … Continue reading
The Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program will be publishing a zine called “MAI” in March. This publication will be the first of a series of creative literary space for for Southeast Asian Americans whose work reflects and tell the stories … Continue reading
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On September 25th 2016 the pan Valley institute held an education forum in Caruthers. The topics for the day included AB60, DACA and DAPA update, Prop 47, and Ice out of Fresno campaign.
The Pan Valley Institute of the American Friends Service Committee is organizing a vigil followed by a workshop presented by special guest Maestro Pergentino Jose Ruiz. Pergentino Jose Ruiz is a Zapoteco writer, poet and teacher in the state of … Continue reading
On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of visiting the Refugee Photo Exhibit at the Annenburgh Space for Photography. This exhibit has been shown from April 23, 2016 to August 21, 2016 and focuses on sharing … Continue reading
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