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The Newcomer Spotlight Series 

The 5ive Pillars Organization presents The Newcomer Spotlight Series, an ongoing project highlighting the stories of refugees, asylees, and other locally resettled migrants in Northern California. This project centers the lives of refugees, their transition into Northern California, and the challenges and barriers they face in resettlement. 

In keeping with one of The 5ive Pillars Organization's key elements, Compassion, we bring the following stories to humanize and understand local newcomers. 

Rubina's Story
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Rubina's Story

Rohulla's Story
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Rohulla's Story