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For Patterson High's Immigrant Students, Trials and Triumphs

Nov 4, 2015

Narmin Al Eethawi, originally from Baghdad, is one of a wave of teenage refugees who are attending school at East Baltimore's Patterson High School. Many like Narmin are carrying psychic wounds and trauma from their pasts.
Credit Amy Davis

Tom begins today with a look at the challenges facing immigrant students at Patterson High School in East Baltimore, where one third of the student body is foreign-born. Many of them have fled war, urban violence and oppression.

Tom is joined by journalist Liz Bowie, who profiles some of these remarkable young people in her Baltimore Sun series called Unsettled Journeys, and Margot Harris, who works with the immigrant students as head of the English for Speakers of Other Languages program at Patterson.