Myanmar

Joan Jeung (CBS)

Oakland Pediatrician Helps Refugees Navigate New Culture

An estimated 400 to 500 people living in East Oakland are refugees who’ve fled political oppression in Burma, the southeast Asian country also known as Myanmar. And they’re navigating their way in a whole new culture, thanks to the kindness of a soft-spoken, unassuming pediatrician who is this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

03/11/2015

Photo Credit: Mike and Anne Howard

A Couple’s 675-Day Honeymoon Across The World

Mike and Anne Howard share their thoughts on their 675-day honeymoon, traveling to six continents and 33 countries across the world.

03/11/2014

SF State researcher Kwee Say (right) interviews Karen refugees from Burma Tha Mee (center) and Mu Doe (left) at a health fair in Oakland. (SF State University)

Myanmar Refugees Flock To East Oakland

Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – has been at civil war for 60 years, but it’s only been in recent years that the U.S. instituted a policy of accepting its refugees. 400 hundred such refugees now live in east Oakland.

12/07/2011