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Karen Pennar Named New Editor of Voices of NY

Media January 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

The Washington Heights native and former economics writer for BusinessWeek had been the website’s interim editor.

Co-Directors of CCEM Named

Co-Directors of CCEM Named

Media April 27, 2015 at 11:14 am

Karen Pennar and Jehangir Khattak have been named co-directors of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Cynthia Nixon addressing community and ethnic media on Sept. 6 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Cynthia Nixon Meets the Ethnic Media

Elections 2018, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York September 6, 2018 at 5:26 pm

NYS Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon met for the first time with a group of ethnic and community media reporters to discuss her platform and answer questions.

Gail Benjamin, chair of the Charter 2019 NYC revision commission, speaking about the process to reporters on Aug. 21 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Revising the City Charter at the Polls – in 2018, and 2019

Government, New York August 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Voters who will shortly be weighing proposals from the Mayor’s Charter Revision Commission can look forward to more broad-based proposals next year from a City Council-led commission.

Tough Times Documenting the Estonian Diaspora

Tough Times Documenting the Estonian Diaspora

After nearly seven decades of publishing for the Estonian diaspora in the U.S., Vaba Eesti Sõna faces an uncertain future.

Study materials for season two of NYC's "We Speak NYC" English language learning program. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘We Speak NYC’ – Second Season of ELL Program Launches

Immigration, New York May 10, 2018 at 5:20 pm

“We Speak NYC,” the second season of an English language learning program, was launched by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

April 24 panel on the 2020 Census. Left to right: Wendy Weiser, moderator, director of the democracy program at the Brennan Center for Justice, Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference and Joseph Salvo, director of Population Division of the NYC Department of City Planning. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

‘Be Counted – Trump Doesn’t Want You to Be’

Demographics, Featured Posts, Immigration April 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Experts discussed challenges to the 2020 Census, in New York and beyond, at a panel held by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Urging New Yorkers to Be Counted in 2020 Census

Urging New Yorkers to Be Counted in 2020 Census

Featured Posts, Government, Immigration April 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm

City officials urged that all New Yorkers be counted in the 2020 Census, and vowed to continue fighting against the inclusion of a citizenship question.

March 16, 2018 Immigration Lawyers Panel at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Left to right: Errol Louis, Camille Mackler, Rebecca Sosa, Poonam Gupta (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Lawyers Assess US Immigration Policies

Featured Posts, Immigration March 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Immigration lawyers at a panel sponsored by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media discussed the current environment.

(Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

NYC Speaker Holds Final Roundtable with Ethnic Press

Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is leaving the City Council and her position as speaker at the end of the month, spoke with reporters at her final ethnic media roundtable.

Isio-Maya Nuwere performing "Phenomenal Woman" at the Harlem School of the Arts' Sept 16 open house. (Photo by Michael Palma Nir, courtesy of HSA)

Harlem School of the Arts: a New Cultural Hub?

Culture, Education, Featured Posts, Manhattan October 18, 2017 at 9:25 pm

A new digital lab, new adult classes and many more public programs and exhibits are among the offerings at the Harlem School of the Arts.

Representatives from My Way Development Center, with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (Photo courtesy of the Russian American Federation)

Russian Heritage Month Observed

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Metro Area, New York July 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Russian Heritage Month, a series of events and exhibits sponsored by the Russian American Federation, is concluding in a few days. Forum Daily and Russkaya Reklama covered some events.

Barack Obama announcing the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program on June 15, 2017. (Screen shot)

Opinion: Marking DACA’s Fifth Anniversary

Immigration, Opinion June 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

June 15 marks the fifth anniversary of President Barack Obama’s announcement of the DACA program to give young undocumented immigrants protection from the threat of deportation.

Kehila Kenosha Janina at 280 Broome St. (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Remembering Greek Jews Who Perished

History, Jewish, Manhattan, Western European May 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm

At Kehila Kedosha Janina on the Lower East Side, the deaths during the Holocaust of almost all the Jews from Ioannina were remembered, and one survivor who recently penned a memoir spoke, The National Herald reports.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito welcoming lawmakers and activists to the March 27-28 conference on Sanctuary Cities (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

In NYC, Sanctuary City Leaders Strategize

Communities, Featured Posts, Immigration, Politics March 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm

Lawmakers and activists from around the country gathered in NYC for the first-ever convening to develop sanctuary city policies.