Interspersed throughout WTJU's program schedule
May 17 - June 20
In a university town like Charlottesville, many people are from elsewhere, brought here for work, school, or simply looking for a better life. Charlottesville is host to several refugee resettlement projects, helping recent immigrants adapt to American ways.
This spring, WTJU shares stories about how we all got here. From recent refugees to Americans whose families have been here for generations, tune in to hear Charlottesville residents from many backgrounds share personal stories about where they came from and how they got here.
Bookended by the May 12th Charlottesville Festival of Cultures and the UN-designated World Refugee Day on June 20th, WTJU will be interspersing these stories into our regular programming.
To mark World Refugee Day on June 20th at noon, Bruce of Radio Tropicale will host local International Rescue Committee executive director Harriet Kuhr and others in a discussion of today's problems and solutions for the world's displaced peoples.
Listen to a few of these stories below.
Editors: Rebecca Foster, Nathan Moore, Bruce Penner
Stories collected by: Caroline Bruce, Rebecca Foster, Jane McDonald, Bruce Penner, with special thanks to Debra Tuler of the Charlottesville Adult Education Center.