Going Home

Today was our last full day in Sarajevo, and a small group of us went to the 1984 Olympic Stadium. It was a long walk through neighborhoods that we hadn’t walked through before, and we made mental note of what heights around the stadium may have existed as sniper nests. ...

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Bosnia – Herzegovina War Crimes High Court

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Connections

The most memorable moments for me while in Bosnia-Herzegovina, have been the times that connections have been made with humor, laughter and smiles. Traveling to a new culture, can always be a little daunting. Traveling in Bosnia-Herzegovina has been absolutely amazing and inspiring. I have been continually reminded of a ...

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Connection

     As social workers, we are often in contact with individuals and groups who have experienced unfathomable hardships and great losses.  Our own self awareness and self care are tremendously important for us to be able to continue to do our work. Seeing love and humor in others can connect ...

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SKIES OVER SREBENICA

We arrived in Srebrenica after an all day drive through Bosnia to the town which borders Serbia by the River Drina.  It is beautiful land, and through much of the last part of our trip our guide has us stop at various points along the way.   Some breaks were ...

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First Days: Revisiting the Past

They say our first impressions linger with us for a long time. It includes a quick thought – an automatic thought – to judge, assess, appraise or otherwise identify a person, place or thing. Tonight I sit under mosque on Ulica Kovaci – or Kovaci Street. It is a street ...

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