Lawrence Brian Jay- The Critical Refugee Studies Collective

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1. Others Float as Other's Fly

1.1. Someone walks while someone flies: meaning that everything is unequal and people prosper while other people are failing.

1.2. Immigrants journey to America after experiencing poverty i their native land is a very common issue.

1.3. Oppresive governments cause for immigration in hopes for better opportunities for their families.

1.4. Theme: For someone to prosper, another person has to work hard and perservere. The story uses this analogy with floating and flying.

2. Illuminated Recipes: Cravings, Customs, & Comforts

2.1. For refugees, food can be a source of solace or a survival necessity.

2.1.1. Lack of food resources

2.2. Young Vietnamese-Americans learned how to discover and talk about their family histories openly with their loved ones through food recipes.

2.2.1. People are traumatized by their own "traumatic event" and could only open up to others through food recipes.

3. The Burden of Gratitude

3.1. The theme of Womanhood is to accept other ideas as Woman are taught to just go with the flow of others.

3.2. Silence is supposed to be a genetic trait for girls.

3.3. Many immigrants through escaping to another place have to accept financial responsibilities still for their family. Therefore they have to send money back even if they're financially unstable themselves.

4. Water Closet

4.1. Parents often have to separate from their children

4.1.1. Refugees feel isolated and trapped.

5. Free to be me (Refugee from Mexico)

5.1. - Control

5.1.1. LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have arrived in the US and are taking control of their lives.

6. Vietnamese Family zine

6.1. Her family moved to the US in 1975.

7. Hamara Ghar (our home)

7.1. As a consequence of this racialization and militarism, Muslim communities and Muslim spaces have been heavily surveilled by the government on the basis of “potential threat.”

7.1.1. Muslim communities are treated unfairly by the government and are recognized as a "potential threat".

7.2. Following the 9/11 attacks, the U.S government declared a “War on Terror,” racializing Muslims as the “enemy” and using terrorism as a means for U.S. military intervention all over the Muslim world.

7.2.1. Stereotypes about Muslims formed after the 9/11 attack.

7.3. the War on Terror is still very much prevalent and sentiments and rhetorics of fear are still permeated.

7.3.1. People fear Muslims as a result of the war. Furthermore, several programs have been implemented to target and surveil Muslim communities, and are harmful because they operate under the assumption that terrorism and violence are inherent to these communities.

8. Valley of Peace

8.1. Salvadoran refugees

8.1.1. Hundreds of Salvadoran refugees resettled in the Cayo district of Belize

8.1.2. The place known as the Valley of Peace

8.1.3. Force to leave because of the Civil War

9. Restaurant Haitiano

9.1. The Haitians established vibrant community spaces for themselves.

9.2. Two hours east of San Diego in the border town of Mexicali.

9.3. The place to share culture and food to the Mexicali community.

10. Vietnamese Refugees in Guam

10.1. The US military’s continual dispossession of the indigenous Chamorro population, via the appropriation of their land, language, and lifestyle. Refugees must grapple with their placement on indigenous Chamorro land.