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    The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services will host its first annual international food and culture celebration on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7-10pm at Kim Son restaurant. United We Dine is an opportunity to celebrate...
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What does it mean to be a refugee?

About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war, violence and persecution. The majority have become Internally Displaced Persons, meaning they fled their homes but are still in their own countries. Others, referred to as refugees, sought shelter outside their own country. But what does that term really mean? Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain.