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Domestic violence active awareness

Lily Harper, Magazine writer | November 30, 2022

The month of October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). It was established by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (NCADV), which is an organization, “dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.” NCADV’s mission statement is, “to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change...

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Refugee Empowerment Center empowers refugees

Desiree Hausman, News writer | November 30, 2022

The definition of refugee is a displaced person who has crossed national borders and who cannot or is unwilling to return home due to well-founded fear of persecution. This is why there are refugee programs out there, one of them being the Refugee Empowerment Center (REC). The REC was founded by former Executive Director Tor Kuet, who migrated to Omaha with a friend. Kuet realized that it was hard...

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