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About Merle Audrey Jacobs

MerlepacoComing from Rangoon, Burma life has been good in Toronto Canada.

I have a Facebook page and a LinkedIn group named Anglo-Burmese Culture, which is my heritage. This has made me understand both parts of our world, the North ,and the South.

My Interest is in advocacy, trauma such as -Vicarious traumatization in human service professions, Employment equity for racial minorities and Health and Human Rights.

Current research is in the area of Anglo-Burmese culture and how it is different from our Anglo-Indian cousins from India – The Anglo Indians have a strong Diaspora worldwide.

The term Anglo-Burmese refers to Eurasians of European and indigenous peoples of Burma from 1826. This group can be viewed as a distinct community. After 1937, included Anglo-Indian residents in Burma whose children were born in Burma.The European element included, aside from the English, other European influence, chiefly Greeks, the Dutch, Scandinavians, Irish (who left their country due to the Great Famine), Germans, Austrians, the French, the Portuguese, Italians, and Russians. Armenians, Syrian, Egyptians, and the Anglo-Indian were also represented among Anglo-Burmans as well as a mix of Baghdadi Jews.
What a wonderful mixture. 
For our extended family – Indian, English, Burmese, Mon, Chinese, Irish, Scotish, Portuguese, maybe Spanish.