Subject Matter: Cross-cultural Communication

Parastoo: The Inspiring Story of a Young Afghan Woman’s Journey

Parastoo: The Inspiring Story of a Young Afghan Woman’s Journey

by on March 18, 2024

With the guiding hand of her brother-in-law and director Saleh, Farzana grows confident not just in her art but also in speaking out about the injustices around her – inspiring other young girls in the Afghan and refugee communities of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Learn more about the documentary here. Watch more Lunch and Learns

Community Sponsorship Manual

Community Sponsorship Manual

by on August 29, 2023

Main content areas include group roles, group communication, health, housing, and key sponsorship resources. The information and resources within this manual were created for community sponsors serving as co-sponsors in partnership with a local resettlement agency. While the information may be helpful to any community sponsor, please be mindful of any requirements or resources specific…

Breaking Bread, Building Bridges: The Power of Food in Fostering Cultural Integration

Breaking Bread, Building Bridges: The Power of Food in Fostering Cultural Integration

by on July 12, 2023

Across all cultures, food is about sharing, community, and hospitality; it is an international language that is not spoken, but rather tasted and felt. It’s not hard to understand how food can be used as a tool to help to build relationships around the world. Food is our unspoken ambassador, bringing people from various cultures…

Create a Storytelling Culture in Your Community

Create a Storytelling Culture in Your Community

by on January 20, 2023

In this workshop, Cheryl Hamilton and a refugee guest share from professional experiences how creating a culture of storytelling within organizations and the broader community can bolster resettlement goals and relationships. This is the third session in a series exploring the value of storytelling in welcoming communities. View past Lunch and Learns on CWS

Identifying and Sharing Untold Refugee Stories

Identifying and Sharing Untold Refugee Stories

by on January 20, 2023

They share personal migration stories and offer lessons on identifying experiences that resonate with broader audiences, regardless of people’s identities or backgrounds. This is the second session in a series exploring the value of storytelling in welcoming communities. View past Lunch and Learns on CWS

The Stories We Tell and Why They Matter

The Stories We Tell and Why They Matter

by on January 20, 2023

Drawing from her experience directing refugee programs, Cheryl Hamilton shares how the stories we tell influence how people view each other and why we must be thoughtful in our choices. This is the first session in a series exploring the value of storytelling in welcoming communities. View past Lunch and Learns on CWS