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Just Conversations | Making NYC Home: The Trials and Triumphs of Asylum Seekers and Migrants

More than 180,000 migrants have arrived in New York City since the spring of 2022. They come from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and beyond. Their stories drive the non-profit news site Documented, which is devoted to covering New York City’s immigrants and the policies that affect their lives. Join the Center for Brooklyn History, Brooklyn Org, and Documented for a deep dive into the reality of New York’s newest newcomers, as we delve into the experiences of recently arrived asylum seekers and migrants navigating the complexities of building a new life in New York. Fisayo Okare, Documented’s newsletter writer and host of the Immigrant News Roundup show on WBAI radio, moderates a conversation with New York City Council Member Alexa Avilés, who chairs the Committee on Immigration; Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Documented’s immigration reporter; Rommel H. Ojeda, Documented’s community correspondent who covers Spanish-speaking immigrants; and Mihad Abdallah, who sought asylum in NYC from Sudan in 2017. Join a live poll (for those who have What’s App) and stay for a reception following the program, to continue the conversation informally.


Mon 6/10

Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street

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