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It is expected more than 65,000 Afghans will be welcomed through the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) program, set up through the U.S. government. Many of the Afghans who will be resettled worked directly with the United States military on its mission in Afghanistan, thousands more worked as journalists, human rights activists, or humanitarian workers and had careers that put them at risk. Now a new non-profit on the Central Coast made up of a broad coalition of religious organizations, veteran and active-duty military members, and community activists are helping Afghan refugees establish new lives and livelihoods on the Central Coast.

Join host Lata Murti as she speaks with guests from SLO 4 Home, President, Dr. Vance Rodgers, Secretary, Lauren Brown, and board member, Dr. Ahmad Nooristani of the Noor Clinic. They will discuss the grassroots efforts to coordinate assistance and support for Afghan refugees in areas like housing, job assistance, education, health, transportation, culture, and hospitality.

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.

Broadcast date: 3/10/22

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Dr. Lata Murti is co-host of Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday afternoon on KCBX from 1:00-2:00 p.m. After receiving her Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity from the University of Southern California in 2010, Lata has dedicated herself to education, particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging.