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Inland Journal, May 15, 2019: "Refugee and Immigrant Voices: Stories of Hope"

Chris Maccini | SPR

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Kassahun Kebede, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Geography at Eastern Washington University, shares his story of immigrating from Ethiopia to the United States

Wednesday on the Inland Journal podcast, stories from refugees and immigrants who have made the Inland Northwest their home. Four people, each from a different country told their stories at an event called Refugee and Immigrant Voices: Stories of Hope” hosted by Refugee Connections Spokane.


Credit Chris Maccini | SPR
Jeff Loussant, originally from Haiti and a recent graduate from Whitworth University, shares his story.

The individuals who share their stories in this episode are: Abdella Abdella, a refugee from Sudan; Kassahum Kabede, an immigrant from Ethiopia; Jeff Loussaint, an immigrant from Haiti, and Luisa Orellana-Westbrook, a refugee from El Salvador. Marijke Fakasiieiki, Executive Director of Refugee Connections Spokane introduces each speaker.

Find the Inland Journal podcast in iTunes, Google Play or NPR One or on the SPR website.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.