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Jordan

Sound Effect: Family is family, no matter what

Rita Zawaideh’s family in Jordan. She is being held by her mother, in the middle.
JENNIFER WING

In 1956, Rita Zawaideh’s parents made the decision to move the family to the United States so that their children would have a better education. They left their large extended, Roman Catholic family behind in Jordan. They eventually settled in Seattle, where Zawaideh lives today.

In this story, Zawaideh talks about the difficult consequences of making choices when she was a young woman that her family did not agree with and about the love that came from an unexpected community.

Continue reading and listen to the interview here.

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