Refugees Find a Place at the Table and a First Thanksgiving

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Bienfait Jugado, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, enjoyed his first-ever Thanksgiving feast Saturday. He was one of about 150 recently arrived refugees at the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island annual holiday event.

“I ate an apple, a carrot, and cake,” the 9-year-old said. “And some cheese. And water.” Not to mention some turkey, of which there was plenty to go around.

(Distributed November 22, 2014)

Local Students Share Views on Education

Panel emphasizes importance of personal interactions with teachers, mentors for learning:

In an effort to shift the discussion on education away from the “ivory tower of academics and policymakers,” Brown student organizations — Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment, Generation Citizen, Rhode Island Urban Debate League and the Providence Student Union — handed the discussion over to the real experts on education in Providence, the students themselves, said Rachel Black ’16, a member of Generation Citizen.

(Distributed November 14, 2014)
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