refugees http://kcur.org en Africa World Documentary Film Festival Brings Global Stories To Lawrence http://kcur.org/post/africa-world-documentary-film-festival-brings-global-stories-lawrence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kansas is hosting the Africa World Documentary Film Festival this Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12.</span></p><p>The convener of that festival, Daniel Atkinson, visited the KCUR studios to talk about the films he chose to show and the ideas he hoped to convey through the wide range of stories these documentaries tell.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:53:19 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 53854 at http://kcur.org Africa World Documentary Film Festival Brings Global Stories To Lawrence The Iraqi Refugee Portrait Project http://kcur.org/post/iraqi-refugee-portrait-project <p>On this Tuesday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>an Iraqi refugee explores the time he spent in a refugee camp through photographs. In his images, widows show him the one item they kept when they fled their homes.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:27:32 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20438 at http://kcur.org The Iraqi Refugee Portrait Project New Program Helps KC Refugees, Immigrants http://kcur.org/post/new-program-helps-kc-refugees-immigrants <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf502930f97-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf502930f97-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf502930f97-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-994645.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Missouri – Jewish Vocational Services estimates that more than 12,500 refugees live in Kansas City. The group has helped refugees and immigrants in Kansas City since 1999. Their latest program, a partnership between the municipal courts and JVS, hopes to help more refugees and immigrants navigate the legal system and reduce barriers to accessing the services and resources they need.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:05:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 8409 at http://kcur.org