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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.

From left to right: GRAMMY-nominated jazz guitarist Sebastian Noelle, Korean violinist Sita Borahm Chay, Dreamer and columnist Juan Escalante. Chay says immigrant artists have a responsibility to connect with other artists of color and awaken empathy. (Photo by Allyson Escobar for Voices of NY)

Immigrant Artists and the American Dream

Culture, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York April 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

The Immigrant Arts Coalition brought together numerous artists for a panel discussion in NYC on April 18.

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.

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

A Portrait of Adhikaar’s Director

Featured Posts, Immigration, LGBTQ, Queens, South Asian, Video March 28, 2018 at 3:20 pm

Adhikaar’s new executive director Pabitra Benjamin has opened the Nepalese community to discussing LGBTQ rights.

Protestors at Times Sq. on March 18. (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Syrians Mark 7 Years of Protests

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York, Video March 19, 2018 at 4:56 pm

Syrians from the tri-state area rallied to commemorate the seventh anniversary of protests against the Assad government in Syria.

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.

Meeting Legal Needs of Arabs and South Asians

Meeting Legal Needs of Arabs and South Asians

Meet lawyer Naz Ahmad, who advocates for immigrants “particularly affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies and practices.”

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, at the March 8 Newsmakers briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with Errol Louis, CUNY J-school professor and NY1 political correspondent (Photo by Marco Poggio for the Center for the Community and Ethnic Media)

Council Speaker Johnson Addresses Ethnic Media

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson met with the community and ethnic press at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism March 8.

SAGE at 40

SAGE at 40

Featured Posts, LGBTQ, Seniors, Social Services, Video March 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Hear from some LGBT seniors who gather at the Edie Windsor SAGE Center.

Lion Dancers in Chinatown

Lion Dancers in Chinatown

East Asian, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Traditions, Video March 2, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Lion dancers prepare for the Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown.

Tibetan New Year Observed

Tibetan New Year Observed

Featured Posts, Immigration, Queens, South Asian February 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Tibetan community observe the Tibetan New Year at a temple in Jackson Heights.

Lunar New Year in NYC

Lunar New Year in NYC

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts, New York, Traditions, Video February 15, 2018 at 3:49 pm

SinoVision and other community media outlets covered city events and news related to the Lunar New Year, which begins on Feb. 16.

West African Couture, Made to Order in Brooklyn

West African Couture, Made to Order in Brooklyn

African, Black, Brooklyn, Culture, Featured Posts January 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm

At Tayme Couture in Brooklyn, Nigerian-born David Igbekele designs traditional outfits that keep his customers connected with their West African roots.

Rallying in Support of Protesters in Iran 

Rallying in Support of Protesters in Iran 

Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, New York January 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

A small group of protesters gathered at Union Square on Jan. 7 to show solidarity with protesters in Iran.

A resident of Barrio Vaga in Sector 3 of Morovis, holding his granddaughter, stands in what was once a bedroom in his house. (Photo by Maite Junco)

Return to Puerto Rico

Featured Posts, New York, Puerto Rican December 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm

On her second visit in two months, the writer finds the island greener, but that much remains the same since María.