Culture Preservation

    Karen Community of Philadelphia   

Click here to edit subtitle

What is KCP?

Karen Community of Philadelphia was established in 2014.


KCP's primary purpose: provide social services and opportunity for culture 

 preservation….to improve [ refugees’] quality of live.


KCP's primary focus: we focus on educational and social enhancement, including programs such as cultural competency, job development and self-sufficiency.


Click here to read KCP's Case for Support
Resources

The following provide helpful knowledge about the Karen and other refugees from Burma.

Traditional clothing for each ethnic group
International Organization of Mirgration

International Organization of Migration - Karen Cultural Profile

Drum Publication Group
http://www.drumpublications.org/

The Drum Publication Group is a community based organization dedicated to promoting education and preserving the cultures of the peoples of Burma. The site contains a lot of useful information including an English-Karen dictionary database, and downloadable reading materials.

The Irrawaddy News
http://www.irrawaddy.org/

The Irrawaddy news is a thai-based magazine covering Burma extensively. This is a very useful resource to know what is going on in Burma now.

ECHO Minnesota
http://www.echominnesota.org/kar/category/languages/karen

Project SOAR
http://www.ethniccommunities.org/

U.S. Campaign for Burma
http://uscampaignforburma.org/learn/conflict-and-human-rights.html/

Intercambio: Uniting Communities
http://www.intercambioweb.org/

News & Stories

The following links provide stories and additional information about the Karen and other refugees from Burma.

City Heights Life [La Vida] - Expressing Culture Through Photography: Where I Call Home
http://cityheightslife.com/2013/06/where-i-call-home/

Speak City Heights - Karen Community Celebrates New Year
http://www.speakcityheights.org/2013/01/local-karen-community-celebrates-new-year/

East County Magazine - Karen New Year 2013
http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/12236

KPBS - Karen New Year 2013
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/jan/15/local-refugee-community-celebrates-karen-new-year/

The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, IN) - Burmese Refugee Taking Holiday Trip Home
http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20121218/LOCAL08/312189985

KPBS - International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tutoring at Marshall
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/nov/28/tutoring-refugee-students-and-their-parents/

City Heights Life [La Vida] - Finding Their Way Home
http://cityheightslife.com/2012/10/finding-their-way-home/
http://issuu.com/cityheightslife/docs/lifeoct2012web/1 (p. 6)

Mid-City CAN - School Attendance Momentum Team
http://www.midcitycan.org/mid-city-can-blog/412-education-mid-city-can-enews/

Photos: A Refugee's Silent Journey, Then and Now
http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/credentialed/article_cff6cbd0-1a13-11e1-b048-001cc4c03286.html/

MTV - True Life: I'm Coming to America
http://www.mtv.com/videos/true-life-im-coming-to-america/1581101/playlist.jhtml

Anthony Bourdain - Parts Unkown [Myanmar]
http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/episode1#autoplay=true

Community

The following resources can help you find individuals and organizations connected with the Karen and other refugees from Burma.

San Diego Refugee Forum
http://www.sdrefugeeforum.org/

Women's Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE)
http://www.weave-women.org/

Karen American Communities Foundation
http://www.karensusa.org/

Dallas Karen Community
http://www.dfwkc.org/about_us/

Karen Youth Organisation
http://karenyouthktl.org/aboutkyo.html

Karen Ireland
http://karenireland.com/

Karen Organization of Minnesota
http://www.mnkaren.org/

Karen Swedish Community
http://www.karenswedishcommunity.org/

Burmese American Community Institute
http://www.baci-indy.org/

Karen Community of North Carolina
http://nckarencommunity.org/home