November 13, 2019

Resettlement: A Human Journey Podcast

ECDC Podcast
ECDC Podcast Interviewer Yariana Rodriguez with Brandi Kilmer

TSOS's Brandi Kilmer, Community Program Coordinator for D.C., Maryland, and Virginia was honored to be a guest on the ECDC African Community Center DC Metro's podcast "Resettlement: A Human Journey" to discuss the role of storytelling in the resettlement process. You can listen to the 45-minute Episode 2 on the ECDC ACC-DC Resettlement: A Human Journey website or by searching for their podcast Podbean.

ECDC Podcast Brandi with Interviewers
Brandi Kilmer of TSOS with ECDC Podcast interviewers Nezia M. Kubwayo, ECDC Public Relations Officer and Yariana Rodriguez, Resource Development Manager for the African Community Center, DC Metro Brandi Kilmer of TSOS with ECDC Podcast interviewers Nezia M. Kubwayo, ECDC Public Relations Officer and Yariana Rodriguez, Resource Development Manager for the African Community Center DC Metro
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SPECIAL EDITION: Virginia 2021 General Assembly Legislative Session

In partnership with NoVa Friends of Refugees, we have provided a list of the most relevant proposals for the refugee and immigrant communities, organized by policy category, and encourage our local readers to stay updated and contact your representatives for those issues about which you feel strongly. We have found our elected officials' staff to be easy to talk to and, in our experience, responsive to our emails. The Virginia General Assembly is in session until February 27. Call or write today!

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