Category: Access

  • Creating a positive ‘identity’ for refugees?

    In most media discourses, Refugees are constructed ¬†as pathological creatures. The entire discourse of refugees and their plight is portrayed as something of a ‘problem to be fixed.’ While it is true that most refugees are in need of desperate help and do, over a short period of time, burden the economy of any host […]

  • ACCESS: A model for Arab-American Philanthropy? Conversations in Philanthropy # 3

    I first heard of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) through someone I know in Washington D.C. She introduced me to Maha Freij, their Deputy Executive Director a few weeks ago, as I was researching for a paper on ethnic giving and community-based philanthropy. A short visit to Dearborn, MI just […]