Book Signing Event this Saturday!
"When We Were Home" is a collection of stories from Burmese refugee youth who have resettled in Worcester, MA. Aged 13-20, most of the youth were born in UN refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border, to parents fleeing the ongoing civil conflict in Burma. The book contains stories of life on the Thai-Burma border, folk tales and personal recollections, and memories of their journey to the U.S. The book was initiated by the youth themselves, and assisted by three UMass medical students with support form the Worcester Arts Council. The illustrations were provided by Hay Reh, a senior at South High School and self-taught artist who has produced many paintings and sketchings of his journey from the refugee camps to Worcester, MA.
When: Saturday Feb. 6th, 12-2pm
Where: 484 Main St, Ste 400
Parking: Metered spots are free on weekends and it's best to park on
Chestnut St in the back of the Denholm Building, as entering the back
door (on High St.) provides easiest access to Ste 400.
Contact us if you're interested in getting a pdf copy of the book.
WRAP CLOSED TODAY 2/8/16
!! Due to inclement weather and Worcester Public Schools closure, all
WRAP activities will be closed today 2/8/2016
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WRAP is a network of individuals committed to assisting local refugees from Burma achieve sustainable self‐reliance through mentoring, advocacy and providing material support as needed. Our primary goal is to assist our friends from Burma in attaining economic independence, establishing a true community and learning how to access services. We are an independent non‐profit organization that works to complement and augment the efforts of other organizations and individuals assisting resettled refugees.
We are located at 484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA 01608.
Please contact us with your questions or comments.
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