Guest City Notebook: Postcard from an Anchorage refugee Thanksgiving

By Shannon Kuhn

Anchorage is home to over 600 refugees. This past weekend a small classroom was filled to celebrate Thanksgiving with refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Iran, and the DRC. We ate together and watched the snow fall outside. Kids ran around playing; it was super loud and full of chaos, much like any family holiday dinner. Homemade injera, rice suqaar and half a dozen types of samosas filled our bellies. Moments like these are when I love Anchorage most. Here are some photos:

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Shannon Kuhn is Korean-Alaskan, co-founder of the Anchorage Food Mosaic and food columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News.

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Julia O’Malley is a journalist who lives in Anchorage. She writes about culture, family, home, the environment and food in Alaska.

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