Many Roads to Here: I Was a Child of Revolution

Join us this Sunday, June 5th at 4pm for the return of Many Roads to Here, a production of The Immigrant Story, capturing the immigrant experience in the U.S. through monthly profiles. Voices from across the globe offer intimate accounts of immigration, war, genocide, and success. Listen live at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or online anywhere at

Sara Houranpay describes herself as a child of the revolution. She grew up during the Iranian Revolution. Her family fled to the United States,  hoping for greater freedom. But they instead found themselves again at the center of conflict, when the protests of summer 2020 threatened their family livelihood.

This episode was produced by Mae Ghylin with audio editing by Rick March and assisted by Gregg Palmer. The original interview was conducted by our Executive Producer, Sankar Raman. Thank you to St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon for the use of their space for recording.

This episode is a part of a series exploring the stories and experiences of Asian Americans in a climate of Anti-Asian rhetoric and increasing violence. It is produced as part of the Oregon Rises Above Hate coalition and made possible by a generous contribution by Anne Naito-Campbell. 

Original post written by Mae Ghylin.

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