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Young Immigrants in the Big Apple: Hear Their Stories

Thursday, May 5, 2016

5:30 PM

Dive into immigrant student life. Join us for an evening of spoken word performances on what it means to learn and strive in New York City as a newcomer.

With compelling storytelling, these teens relay their experiences on fitting in or feeling judged, embracing their culture or becoming a New Yorker — or all of the above.

These young immigrants and first-generation Americans are learning to find their voice here in the U.S. at a time when national attitudes toward immigrants can be negative and divisive.

So, what do these teens have to teach us? A lot.  Hosted by comedian Janelle James.

Video Webcast

Watch a live video stream of the show here at 5:30pm ET