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Christine Wai and the Karen Planning Committee: Preserving Karen Culture in North Carolina

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Karen are the largest ethnic minority in Burma; fleeing from the Burmese army, they crossed into Thailand to live in refugee camps for years. Being highly persecuted incentivized them to hold onto their culture, especially when they entered new places such as North Carolina. Wai contributes to the perpetuation of the culture through her leadership of a youth group.