As part of the PBS American Portrait Series, WNED PBS is taking some of the stories from our Making Buffalo Home project and both preparing them for a national audience while featuring them on WBFO. You can hear the segments every Monday morning for the next several weeks.
When she was only two, Beh Meh and her family fled the wars in Myanmar to a refugee camp. After nine years there, her family was accepted by the USA. Knowing no English, she was welcomed warmly by a middle school teacher in Buffalo, NY. As a direct result of that kindness, she is now attending college working towards earning her own teaching degree.
Share your American Portrait moment at www.pbs.org/american-portrait . Production support has been provided by a grant from PBS and by viewers like you.
Making Buffalo Home: Buffalo’s history is marked by waves of immigrants from places, such as Germany, Ireland, Poland, Italy, Hungary, Ukraine and more recently from Burma, Somalia, Bhutan and Iraq. Many come as immigrants seeking opportunities. Others come as refugees escaping persecution and violence.
This in-depth digital engagement initiative is raising awareness of all our region's ethnic heritage, to help the region develop a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges we face together as long-time residents, new immigrants and refugees.
Explore the Making Buffalo Home series at www.wned.org/makingbuffalohome
Making Buffalo Home is funded by Rich Products Corporation and Rich Family Foundation.