Refugees Unite One Dish At A Time

by Allison Park | Jun 19, 2018 4:50 pm | Comments (1)

Allison Park PhotoZainab Al-Qaderi had a satisfied smile on her face as she presented her guests with her sweet Iraqi specialty called kanafa. The guests dug in, with their forks gently cracking the crispy outer layer of shredded phyllo dough, to reveal creamy layers of baked goodness: a filling of sweet cheese and clotted cream, with a dainty pistachio garnish. She motioned her guests towards a small jar full of syrup and urged them to drizzle the sugar-water concoction over the dish to enhance the flavor.

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Long Wharf And IRIS Make A Unicorn

by Brian Slattery | Jun 5, 2018 2:51 pm

Elizabeth Nearing PhotoAzhar Ahmed fled the war in Sudan in 2004. For a decade she lived with her husband in Cairo, working as a teacher and applying for refugee status in the United States. In June 2015 she and her husband finally arrived in New Haven. Her son was born six months ago, in a friend’s house.

“You have to start from the beginning,” she said, of her experience of arriving in the United States.

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Pirelli Hosts Refugee Photo Unveiling

by Thomas Breen | May 2, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (5)

Thomas Breen photoThe first photograph in a 50-image series celebrating the dignity and endurance of New Haven’s refugees and immigrants was unveiled on the side of a towering, empty architectural landmark in Long Wharf, reminding city visitors and residents alike that those newest to this country best represent the core American rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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