Thursday, February 5, 2004

Foreign-born women's program hit by office burglary

"A fledgling computer-training program for refugee and immigrant women suffered a big setback this week when staff arrived at work to find all their computers stolen and the office in shambles."

"'When I left the office, I felt like a refugee again,' said Aida Brcic, executive director of the American Association of Refugee and Immigrant Women, whose east Nashville offices were burglarized Saturday."

"One of the aims of the association is to help foreign-born women learn job skills, Brcic said. Many have left everything behind to flee violence in their home countries. The agency also holds workshops on domestic violence and immigration and legal issues, and organizes cultural events."

The Tennessean

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