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An interview with Musa Emmanuel Zulu, Founder and Creative Director of Valhalla Arts, who came to the US as part of the International Visitor Program, which took him on a 21-day trip to four cities in the US, including Portland, looking at issues related to disability rights.
The International Visitors Program has brought an increasing number of visitors looking at disability issues to Oregon. Identified as established or emerging leaders in their countries, the individuals are nominated by U.S. embassies to join other international leaders on a multi-city trip. Learn about the programs and the issues they investigate.
We are currently seeking host families for 12 teen leaders and two adult chaperones from Bolivia and Peru who will be in Oregon from November 12 – 23 for a program focused on civic engagement.
Listen to Kenneth M. Pollack, who lectured at the World Affairs Council on September 25, in an interview on OPB's Think Out Loud.
On July 20, a group of Iraqi and American students arrived in Portland as part of the U.S. Department of State's Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program. While in Portland, they met with local and regional organizations to discuss social justice and youth activism.