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Refugees And Americans Find Community — Over A Cup Of Coffee


Would you like a cup of coffee?

You can feel the warmth in the question. It’s a hospitable gesture with a universal meaning: You are welcome here. At a small coffee shop in Clarkston, Georgia, you hear that question asked in imperfect English and thick accents. The employees at Refuge Coffee know what it feels like to long for a welcoming word.  So do many of their customers, who fled wars and violence around the world.

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