Darfuri Refugees in the United States
This video features interviews with refugees from the Darfuri region of Sudan, speaking about matters that affect their daily life, such as the need to work and entry-level positions available, education for children, learning English as an adult, time management and daily schedules.
1. Some of the speakers in the video talked about their day and what they do during the day. How are their days different from your daily schedule? How do you think your daily schedule might be different in the U.S. than before? How do you feel about these potential changes?
2. In the video, you saw and heard about U.S. schools. How is this different from your previous educational experiences? How do you think your children would adapt? As a parent, how can you support your children in their new experiences at school?
3. What kinds of jobs did the speakers in the video have? How did they feel about their jobs? Picture yourself doing the types of work some of the speakers in the video were doing. How do you feel about this type of work?
4. Some speakers in the video talked about supporting their family: their children, their spouse, their parents, etc. Why is this important? What changes may your family find in the U.S.? How can you and your family think about supporting each other?
5. What were some of the key messages from the video? How do you think these messages relate to you and your own experiences?
There are a lot of things I like about America. The most important thing is that people have rights when they work. Everyone here in America has their rights. Anyone can find a job or get an education for their kids.