Race and Oral History Project
The Refugee Health Unit worked with two interns from UC San Diego’s Race and Oral Histories class focused on the importance of community leadership. Throughout the last quarter of the school year, Avika Dhillon and Paul Holbel planned and completed a community profiles project aimed at highlighting community leaders that are engaged in working with refugee and new immigrant communities. For them, this was an opportunity to get to know some of the diverse communities of San Diego, and to get to talk to some of the leaders who are working to improve opportunities and outcomes for their communities. For us, it was a chance to take the time to appreciate our partners and celebrate the work that they do. The students’ projects culminated with a big event at the East African Center where students presented their projects and community members were welcome to attend.
Click here to read the interns’ project reflections https://knit.ucsd.edu/rohp/2019/06/04/community-profiles-for-refugee-health-unit/