Humans of Chico State


Photo credit: Isaac Ramsour

“No one chooses to be a refugee. (But) I am a refugee from Iran. My family migrated to the U.S. as a direct result of U.S. imperialism. What’s on my mind and in my heart right now is that…for several decades now, most folks that move to the U.S. from the global south or middle east, do so, because of the conflicts they must escape in order to survive. At my core, I hope folks for real, begin to show love toward oppressed peoples, and begin to take risks… And so I will leave you with a quote by Gramsci from back in the day, who said, “The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born, now is the time of monsters.”

Assistant Professor, Dr. Annie S. Adamian
School of Education