CNNC on “The State of Things”

Posted on February 23, 2018

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After the Umoja – “unity” in Swahili – group was featured in UNCG’s Research Magazine in this article, CNNC was approached by WUNC’s “The State of Things” to be part of a live broadcast.

Over 50 people packed into the Carousel room at the Triad Stage in Greensboro on Feb. 20th to listen to Frank Stasio interview our very own Holly Sienkiewicz, Natacha Nikokeza, and Umoja group member, Angelique Ndayisenga.

Listen to the interview: How Congolese Refugee Women Teamed Up in the Triad.

In addition to this look at the refugee resettlement experience, the one-hour program explored the local sanctuary movement, through interviews, with Oscar Canales, an undocumented immigrant currently in sanctuary at Congregational United Church of Christ in Greensboro, Rev. Julie Peeples of Congregational UCC, Gwen Gosney Erickson, librarian and archivist for the Friends Historical Collection, and Andrew Willis Garcès, immigrant rights organizer with American Friends Service Committee.

Listen to the interview: The Price of Sanctuary.

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