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E56 Makaya Revell Pt. 2 – “The Seeker”

Episode 56 on JMC is with a familiar guest Makaya Revell. Makaya joins me for a second time but this time we got to talk in person at my home. I spoke with Makaya back in early 2022 via a zoom interview about his journey as an unaccompanied minor seeking asylum in the United States from the Democratic Republic of Congo at the age of 16 in 2002. I recommend you checking that episode out (e16) on Spotify, iHeart or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. Just look up The Journeyman Chronicles.

This time Makaya joins me to discuss his recent success of finally being granted amnesty in the US after a 20 year fight! We also talk about his experience in the detention center he was kept in as he explains in more detail the frustration, depression and angst he felt while being separated from his family.

The Role of Special Education Teachers in Promoting an Inclusive Classroom

The adoption of inclusive education strategies—where special education students are immersed in classrooms with typically developing peers—has increased rapidly in recent decades. More than 60 percent of students with disabilities spend at least 80 percent of their school day in general education classrooms, according to the US National Center for Education Statistics. Studies have shown […]

She worked at the Berks immigrant detention center, then worked to shut it down. Now it’s closing for good.

For years, attorney Bridget Cambria has fought for immigrants held at the Berks County detention center, suing the federal government dozens of times to try to stop asylum-seekers from being deported. Everybody in local immigration circles knows that. What many don’t know is she once worked at Berks. As a guard. As friends tell it, […]

Permanent Membership with the Alliance for Peacebuilding Announcement

Peace Promise Consulting (PPC) is happy to announce its permanent membership with the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP). Based in Washington, D.C. The Alliance for Peacebuilding named the “number one influencer and change agent” among peacebuilding institutions worldwide, is an award-winning nonprofit and nonpartisan network of 170+ organizations working in 181 countries to prevent and reduce […]

Application for Asylum in the US Granted

After 20 years of fighting the immigration system, my application for asylum in the US was granted today. To my parents, family, friends, supporters, and most particularly my wonderful Lawyer, Bridget Cambria, and her team at ALDEA, today’s victory belongs to you. Mom, your active love, loyalty, and grace made this day possible. I am […]

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Aldea: the People’s Justice Center.

In the last five years, Aldea has defended and united many families from around the world who are seeking protection in the United States.   What Aldea does best:   We provide quality pro bono legal and social services to vulnerable detained and free immigrant populations throughout Pennsylvania, and we offer universal pro bono representation […]

Peace Promise Consulting and Marie Mambu Makaya Foundation. Celebrated the 24th annual sheep-shearing event.

What a wonderful day we had yesterday! We had friends and supporters, some of whom came a far distance to be a part of things. We had basketball, lawn games, lots of good food, music, and of course our wonderful animals who interacted with the crowd. The success of the day came from the power […]

Building long lasting peace with our community and service members

Hellam Township Police Department demonstrated to us that their police duties include safeguarding freedom, preserving life and property, protecting the constitution, and maintaining respect for the rule of law.   Someone called the police on me today. They complained that I was blowing grass onto the road while cutting grass. Even before the officer who […]