This week, we've been hearing about tearful reunions between parents and their children along the U.S.-Mexico border. But the family separation crisis is far from over, with hundreds of families still in limbo, and others just now beginning to process the pain of their time apart. And that pain could linger for years. We've been bringing you stories about the long-term impacts of childhood separation. KQED’s Laura Klivans explores how kids cope when a parent is incarcerated. Arvaughn Williams’ dad was locked up off and on for years. Arvaughn’s 19 now, and he's found solace through spoken word poetry.
Refugees and U.S. Teens Build Cultural Bridges in Unique Summer Camp
At a summer camp in Placer County, teenagers play team-building games and get grounded in nature. But the California Global Youth Peace Summit is not your typical camp. About half of the young people here are immigrants and refugees. Reporter Eli Wirtschafter tagged along with one of them -- a lanky 19-year-old from Eritrea named Ablel Alemu.
Actresses Rewrite the Script to Fight Asian-American Stereotypes
It's a battle for Asian-American women trying to make it in Hollywood -- there are so few roles for them that aren't sexist or stereotyped. We meet two young actresses trying to change that. Their story comes from Joanne Yang, a student from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. It's part of our series on whether the California Dream is alive for people from different walks of life.
Letter to My California Dreamer: A Mother’s Brave Journey to Citizenship
For a series we're calling "Letter to my California Dreamer," we're asking you to write a letter addressed to someone in your family who came to the Golden State with a dream. This week's letter is to Maria Cervantes, who came to California in the early 1970s. It comes from her son, Javier.