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Élan Karpinski
Works at MCC Refugee Services
Attended Hamline University
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Photographer Javad Parsa's journey from #Iran to Norway. #migration
My Iranian Journey The collection of my photographs tells partly the story of my journey from Iran, myhomeland, to Norway, my current country of residence. I started my work as aprofessional photographer in 2005 and worked at one of Iran's largest newsagencies for four years. During this...
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Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. 
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Syria's lost generation. Photographer Elena Dorfman documents teenage refugees in Za'atari refugee camp. 
http://www.newyorker.com/sandbox/portfolio/syria/
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I love this video! He says he has 4-5 languages he is "very comfortable" speaking and a bunch of others at various levels. In an interview with The Economist, he said his two best languages are Arabic and Persian. Good choices!  :)  
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I am a persian and although there are not many Farsi(persian)-Speaking countries, but I have never seen such a strong and advance poetry in any language. It's like something that once you start reading it, it fills your heart and soul and never let you go.
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"I often feel that life is about to begin, only to realize it is almost over."
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Are you a gamer and history nerd like me? This game on +Kickstarter looks really intriguing. It follows an Iranian photographer during Iran's Islamic revolution of 1979. The team looks great--they've got folks who previously worked on GTA, Max Payne, and other Rockstar titles. Take a peek:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1817380887/1979-revolution-black-friday
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Wow! This looks great. 
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More than a thousand #refugees  have died trying to reach Christmas Island. But faced with unbearable conditions at home, they keep coming.
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Congratulations to Abdi Warsame, a new Minneapolis City Council member. Abdi Warsame is the highest elected Somali-American official in the United States. 
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This interview is excruciating to watch. Reza Aslan does a great job answering ridiculous questions.

"Now I want to clarify, you’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?"

"Well to be clear, I am a scholar of religions with four degrees — including one in the New Testament, and fluency in biblical Greek, who has been studying the origins of Christianity for two decades — who also just happens to be a Muslim."
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immigration, refugees, writing, languages, blogging, social media
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  • MCC Refugee Services
    Refugee Immigration Program Assistant, 2012 - present
  • Diaspora African Women's Network
    Director of Membership, 2012 - 2013
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Elan Karpinski
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Immigration advocate, refugee supporter and writer who wants to do good every day.
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Some topical circles you might place me in:
writing/writers - nonprofits - refugees - Iran - bloggers - international - Minnesota - education

I post mostly public.  For more, you can join me on Twitter here.  

"Don't tell me what I can't do." - John Locke
Education
  • Hamline University
    Sociology & East Asian Studies, 2007 - 2011
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