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Connie Ni C.

Laos - (refugee camp in) Thailand - (refugee camp in) Philippines - USA

27, Director of Inclusivity & Equity
Los Angeles, CA

We are a whole history of touches waiting to happen. Don't look away.

Why did your family come to the United States? To stay together. To find brightness and light. To shelter inside each other's laughter. To sleep in the collarbone of tomorrows. To unwind the magic of kinship. To forgive history. To never repeat it. To rattle the stars into stillness. To kiss soles and souls of refugees. To soar. To give immensely and intensely. To see resilience dance like it's the first and last time. To dance. To dance. To dance and stay. To stay. Together.

What would the U.S. be missing out on if you or your people were banned? The kind of tomorrows that challenges and forgives us so we can be known over and over again. It is the deepest form of renewal and love we practice.