Grand View Students and Faculty Produce Magazine

January 18, 2023

A special edition magazine led by Dr. Erin Kim-Cho (Communication and Media Practice) and produced by Grand View University students, alumni and staff at the Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC) highlights the systemic challenges and personal stories of refugees and immigrants living across Iowa.  

The magazine features storytelling, photography and design from Grand View University alumni Taylor Thomas (Communication and Media Practice, ‘22), Samuel Ti Tha Zam (Communication and Media Practice, ’21), Kristine Le (Graphic Design, ‘22), and current Communication and Media Practice students Ashlee Seaton and Erick Villar.  

Featured stories include the firsthand perspectives of refugees and immigrants representing more than 10 cultural and linguistic communities. View the magazine.

400 copies of the magazine were sent to organizations and partners recognized by EMBARC including the CDC Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Iowa Department of Public Health, John Deere, and other national, regional and local entities.  

Dr. Kim-Cho is the former chair of the EMBARC Board of Directors, and currently serves as Associate Director for Refugee and Immigrant Voices in Action (RIVA).