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

Just Conversations | Presented by Brooklyn Org in partnership with the Center for Brooklyn History

128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
6:30 PM–8:00 PM EDT


About Just Conversations

Just Conversations is a series co-presented by the Center for Brooklyn History and Brooklyn Org that brings into dialogue issues facing our borough, city, and society and gives voice to the change makers who move us towards a more equitable future. Tonight we are joined by program partner, Documented.

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 radiomoderates a conversation with immigration reporter Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, along with Rommel H. OjedaDocumented’s community correspondent who covers Spanish-speaking immigrants, and others.

Join a live poll (for those who have What’s App) and stay for a reception following the program, to continue the conversation informally. The event and reception are both open to the public; please RSVP so we can anticipate the number of guests.