Heroes of the 500: Biar Atem

 

Heroes of the 500: Biar Atem | Fortune Magazine

War in the South Sudan severed an entire generation of Lost Boys from their birthplace and their families. Biar Atem is one of them. From age 7 to 21 he lived in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Source: fortune.com/heroes-of-the-fortune-500/2014/biar-atem-44/

 

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Omar Bah, founder of Refugee Dream Center, speaks at the State House Rotunda in support of Syrian refugees

Omar Bah, founder of Refugee Dream Center, speaks at the State House Rotunda in support of Syrian refugees

This event to support Syrian refugees and change the perception of these refugees was planned by legislators, community and religious leaders in Rhode Island. Omar spoke in front of senators, representatives, and other Rhode Island leaders as he called on attendees to stay true to the nation’s ideals: “True to the spirit of Roger Williams and the founders of this great nation, I call on the leadership of the United States to keep the American promise of compassion, freedom and hope.” You can read more …

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6 Voices for 6 Decades – Charlene Schiff, Poland

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Selena Sujoldzic

Selena Sujoldzic

State: Kansas

City of Residence: Wichita, Kansas

Country of origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arrival in the U.S.: 1995

Ms. Selena Sujoldzic was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to the genocide and ethnic cleansing, Ms. Sujoldzic and her family were resettled to the United States in 1995 with the help of human and refugee rights organizations. Since then, her life’s goal has been to further human and refugee rights. Ms. Sujoldzic obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University and a law degree …

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