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Amanda Morales-Guerra, with her son David, at Holyrood Church, has spent one month in sanctuary to request a solution to her immigration situation. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan September 19, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Guatemalan mother Amanda Morales-Guerra has lived for the past month with her three children in a Washington Heights church as ICE continues to refuse to reopen her case, El Diario/La Prensa reports.   

Jonnel Doris and Karine Williams at Diversity Plaza (Photo via Queens Examiner)

Promoting MWBEs – at Diversity Plaza and Beyond

Business, Queens September 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diversity Plaza’s upgrade is being led by a MWBE-certified company, Queens Examiner reports.

Students from Mott Haven Academy. (Photo by Kalah Siegel via Mott Haven Academy)

Mott Haven Academy Expands

Bronx, Education September 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Mott Haven Academy, which offers a trauma-sensitive curriculum specially designed to meet the needs of children in the child welfare system, just added 5th and 6th grades and plans to offer classes K-8, reports Mott Haven Herald.

The Statue of Confucius Speaks

The Statue of Confucius Speaks

East Asian, Manhattan, Video September 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

The Talking Statues art project gives a voice to statues like Confucius in Chinatown. SinoVision English Channel speaks to the man behind the voice, Chinatown native Geoff Lee.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Celebrating Mexico’s Independence But Not Its Government

Mexican, New York, Politics September 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

As they celebrated their country’s Independence Day, Mexicans in New York expressed worry about political corruption and electoral fraud back home, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

(Photo via NYC Schools/Flickr)

Beyond ‘Free School Lunch for All’

Education, Food, New York September 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Following the implementation of the Free School Lunch for All program in NYC public schools, Chalkbeat looks at a funding concern among some principals resulting from the new policy.

(Photo by Arthur De Gaeta for Brooklyn Reporter)

Danes, Norwegians and Swedes at the Danish Athletic Club’s 125th

Brooklyn, History, Northern Europe September 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Danish Athletic Club celebrated its 125th year with a dinner dance, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

(Photo by Hozircha Shu via Forum Daily)

Uzbek Independence Day in NYC

Asian, Manhattan September 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Uzbekistan Independence Day was marked in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 2, Forum Daily reports.

Concerned “Dreamers” Paola Soria and Karla Collaguazo, from Ecuador, listen to Jeff Sessions’ conference about the end of DACA. Established with funding from the city, the new workers’ center inaugurated by the Worker’s Justice Project is an “oasis” in the midst of the current anti-immigrant climate and policies. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dreamers’ Anxiety Could Affect Their Mental Health

Health, Immigration September 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

The fear and angst New York Dreamers are feeling in light of the possibility of losing DACA could have an impact on their mental health, compounded with the fear of losing health insurance, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

President Minsun Kim of KAAGNY speak at the press conference. To his left is Rabbi Robert Kaplan of JCRC and to Kim’s right is Charles Yoon, chairman of the KAAGNY board. (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Letter-Writing Campaign for Dreamers

East Asian, Immigration, Jewish September 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Korean groups nationwide, including The Korean American Association of Greater New York, have started a letter-writing campaign urging the passage of legislation that would protect DACA recipients, reports The Korea Times.

Second grader Vasiliki Christakou (center) spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony about being a part of the Greek School of Plato.

Greek School of Plato Breaks Ground in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, Western European September 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

The National Herald, Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the groundbreaking ceremony for the Greek School of Plato in Bay Ridge, a new educational and community center serving the Greek and local communities.

Jean Lau Chin presented "New York City Chinatown Chinese: Narratives of a Village and Community (Volume II)" at a book signing event in Chinatown. (Photo via World Journal)

Book Presents Oral History of Chinatown

East Asian, History, Manhattan September 15, 2017 at 12:25 pm

In her book “New York City Chinatown Chinese: Narratives of a Village and Community (Volume II),” Professor Jean Lau Chin gathered the stories of an earlier generation of Chinese immigrants, including those of “paper sons,” reports World Journal.

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York (Photo by Javier Gochis via Diario de Mexico USA)

A Legacy of 30 Years: Ballet Folklórico Mexicano

Culture, Mexican, New York, Queens September 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Dance troupe Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Nueva York, which started as a community group by Mexican immigrant families, is approaching its 35th anniversary, Diario de México USA reports.

(Photo by Chenghui Hsu via World Journal)

Party Registration Keeps Flushing Voters from Casting Votes

East Asian, Elections 2017, Queens September 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm

A poll worker tells World Journal that many Chinese hesitate to register with a political party, causing some to be turned away during the primaries.

The author protesting the repeal of DACA in front of Trump Tower, September 9, 2017 (Photo via The FilAm)

The Need for Research on Filipino Immigration

Immigration, Metro Area, South Asian September 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Writing in The FilAm, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology describes her research project concerning Filipino immigrant youths, as well as how “the current literature on Filipino immigrants does not reflect the reality of Filipino-U.S. migration.”