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Where is Home Away from Home for Houston Expats?

In Harris County, more than one million residents – that’s one in four people — were born in a foreign country. Earlier this year Houston Public Media began its first installment in a year-long series called The Million with our partners at the Houston Chronicle. It explores how diversity shapes our region. The series started with a […]

Irish Network Expats Image - Bob Levy

In Harris County, more than one million residents – that’s one in four people — were born in a foreign country. Earlier this year Houston Public Media began its first installment in a year-long series called The Million with our partners at the Houston Chronicle. It explores how diversity shapes our region.

The series started with a visit to Lee High School in Southwest Houston where every day in the cafeteria, the same group of ten girls from nine different countries crowd around one table. Today we visit the second installment in this partnership with the Houston Chronicle where reporters interviewed people in places they consider their home away from home and we combine that with our own Houston Matters producer and foreign-born, Edel Howlins’, sense of belonging in this city.

(Above: Members of the Irish Network Houston, from left, Aoibheann Hughes Elder, Chris Bohill, Edel Howlin, Eddie Klennher, Brendan Sullivan, Kate Corrigan, Karen Down and David Millar. Photo Courtesy: Bob Levy)

MORE: Where Foreign-Born Houstonians Find Sights, Sounds And Tastes Of Native Lands
(Houston Public Media/Houston Chronicle, Dec. 3, 2015)

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