A homeless woman's last months are recounted in this deeply personal exploration of mental illness makleen2 31 January Directed by brothers Jedd and Todd Wider, God Knows Where I Am tells the story of Linda Bishop, whose tragic life ended quietly in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. This powerful and captivating documentary uses Linda's own words, left behind in a notebook, and interviews with Conxord, family, and social workers to piece together her last weeks on earth. The result is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. The documentary tells the story of Linda Bishop, who in abandoned her year-old daughter and began wandering, convinced the Chinese mafia, or some other unknown agency, was after her. Her travels even brought Concotd to Ground Zero in New York City after the September 11 terrorist attacks, where she handed Concorr American flags and gave tours.
Initially NAA was focused on helping refugees with daily activities, but today the organization is dedicated to creating systematic change—such as employment opportunities, youth engagement, and education for New Americans.
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Yet, successful integration takes a collective effort. In16 students went on this trip, and Budathoki looks forward to taking more students to D. Location Concord is both a destination city and a point of onward migration along the Americas route. The only potential problem with this documentary is that it walks a fine line between decency and voyeurism.
Bourassa, along with many other key informants, could not speak enthusiastically enough about Family Fun Night, a community event put on by NAA three times a year, attracting both New Americans and host community members. Additionally, some who had recently graduated from Concord High School expressed the desire for more places for students to meet, such as the Be the Change Club.
It is a new place for them, a new lifestyle, a new school, a new everything for them. Overall it has given a global perspective to kids at Concord High that they did not have ly. Currently, there are around students enrolled in ELL and students have access to the high school curriculum until the age of Overall, the theme that shone through all responses to this question was the ability to feel welcomed and valued— not just for refugees, but also for lifelong host community members.
Other topics included setting up a medical appointment, reading a prescription bottle, food stamp eligibility, how loans work, applying for citizenship, finding a job, and the importance of education and learning English.
One underlying sentiment from all I spoke with is that Concord is a welcoming city, but there is still a long way to go. This narration, provided by actress Lori Singer, is performed with such authenticity you feel like you're hearing Linda's own voice.
The narration alone is an incredible part of this documentary, a window into its subject's mind you rarely see. As a student in Concord from first to twelfth grade, I observed that high school was a critical phase in the integration of refugees into the Concord community. This program is in the process of extending its reach statewide, and the WCI hopes to increase the of lenders and borrowers. This pilot program ran for one year, teaching 25 teenagers traditional African dance.
Conclusion I found that in Concord integration is a continuous and two-way process that requires communication and compassion from both long-time residents and newcomers.
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After dinner, there is an international talent show where students perform everything from ballet to Nepali folk dancing, American pop songs to African hip hop music. In this study, I seek a better understanding of how refugee integration shapes the city I call home. Today, Hampshier instruction has moved away from solely teaching traditional forms of African dance toward more contemporary dance forms, yet still under the direction of an African refugee.
I was especially interested in exploring the integration process for high school students aged fifteen to eighteen: this age marks an important phase in the development of identity, cognition, chinede, ethics, reasoning, and sense of belonging.
This process begins at the elementary school level, but becomes particularly important in high school—a formative time when identity, perspectives, and values begin to take shape. Finally, the current political context of the country has also influenced the integration experience of many refugees living in Concord. For this reason, continued support and guidance beyond the walls of Concord High is crucial.
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There were many tragedies about Linda's life, but when the New Hampshire Hospital simply released her into the streets without contacting her closest relatives, that was the beginning of the end. What obligation does the state have to care for someone who doesn't want help? The Concord School District staff is essential in fostering inclusion at school. Quantitative measures of internal motivation include GPA, absences, and detentions; however, DiPasquale notes that the most valuable measurement is one that is qualitative and less tangible: personal initiative.
This failure of the mental health system forms the central debate in this film. Nina Metz at the Chicago Tribune wrote that Hammpshire "is filmed with the kind of care and Pinterest-ready aesthetic that almost - almost - tips into fetish.
Along with the culture shock of moving to America, getting used to the environment, and navigating the system, one of the greatest challenges that face refugees moving into Concord is the language barrier. Additionally, students met with officers from the Concord Police Department, firefighters from the Concord Fire Department, and various city management employees. For this reason, Datd New American Youth Project was established.
The night begins with a meal of dishes from every country represented in the student body—from Afghanistan to Burundi, China to Germany, France to Nepal. Also important are interactions and relationships between refugees and host students, particularly at the high school level.
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Photo by author. After six months, Ascentria continues to support its clients through other means, including connecting clients with service providers through partnerships it has formed in the community. In total, there are around 30 different countries that line the halls of Concord High, each with a unique cultural dish, and everyone has the opportunity to travel to each table and learn more about their peers.
Initial Resettlement Ascentria Care Alliance, one of the largest community service organizations in New England, has been providing service to New Americans for 20 years, and has resettled refugees per year in New Hampshire since Brinkley grew up in Concord, one of the largest refugee resettlement cities in the state of New Hampshire, where she volunteered with the "Be the Change" organization helping to integrate refugees and new American students into local school community, and worked at the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.
People whisper and look at me. Doctors diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder with psychosis, but she denied there was anything wrong.
It highlights the economic, social, and political impact of the refugee presence in the community—particularly the housing market, social services, and education. It tells them I have new friends here. Generally, the difficulty of learning a new language increases with age. She then slowly starved to death, writing diligently in a notebook, with neighbors a short distance away.