This blog contains experiences and reflections of 42 students who are enrolled in Anth 361: Refugee Resettlement, a Service-Learning and Civic Engagement and Leadership course at Loyola University Chicago in Fall 2009. Please follow appropriate blogging etiquette (for example, the recommendations at http://blogs.suite101.com/article.cfm/blogging_etiquette and this recommended Code of Blogging Ethics http://blogethics2004.blogspot.com/ when posting to this blog. In addition, please limit each posting to no more than 250 words.
Because of the sensitive nature of this blog, posts are not allowed to contain refugee family names, addresses, photographs, or other such information that would represent an invasion of personal privacy of these individuals or the supporting refugee assistance agency. Please contact Jessica Cilella (your classmate) or me if you have any questions about how to post to this blog or how to include web links or other supporting materials.
Students are expected to post once per week according the schedule provided in class and students are encouraged to respond to the other postings so that we can advance our conversation about the issues we encounter during this experience. The ultimate goal of this exercise is to improve understanding about the issues faced by refugees in America through self-reflection about our own experiences with the members of this community.