Zone 9: Far from home

Far from home, Endalk Chala looks the part of a normal graduate student. A book bag, filled with papers to grade and assignments of his own hangs over his left shoulder and he wears a friendly and enthusiastic smile. But beyond his daily life at the University of Oregon, Chala is also an activist for his colleagues who sit in jail in Ethiopia. He’s a man seeking asylum, stuck in America. Check out his story here.

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