Articles tagged immigrant families
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Just When You Thought You Were Safe

By Ashley Somwaru | September 4, 2018 | Open City

Under Trump, there are no closed deportation cases.
Only deportation cases.

Bay Ridge Loses a Primary
but Gains a Movement

By Aber Kawas | August 29, 2018 | Open City

In his last sermon in Bay Ridge, Fr. K reminds an energized community that theirs is not a one-person movement.

‘Norte’ from the Philippines: A View from New York

By Nita Noveno | July 24, 2018 | Open City

Is the lack of agency in the movie’s characters a reflection of centuries of colonialism? A Fil Am writer explores.

How to Start Your Family Roots Search

By Huiying Bernice Chan | July 3, 2018 | Open City

Here are some tips from a Chinese American New Yorker who went to Toisan, China to trace their parents’ roots.

Cooking is an Act of Defiance

By Sarah K. Khan | May 5, 2017 | Open City

Cooking provides a familiar focus, even a break, and the possibility to recreate culture and share it in a part of the world that finds her, and people like her, distasteful.

Savoring the Motherland at Home

By Rahima Nasa | January 13, 2017 | Open City

Two Bangladeshi New Yorkers share their culture with their city and empower their community through their new street food pop-up.

Sarees by Word of Mouth

By Thanu Yakupitiyage | December 22, 2016 | Open City

A Jackson Heights boutique is where customers reconnect with their roots and introduce the younger generations to their cultural heritage.

Jackson Heights: Unearthing the People’s Struggle

By Jai Dulani | December 20, 2016 | Open City

Community organizers have created a walking tour of Jackson Heights that focuses on the experiences of the immigrants who live in the neighborhood.

Bed Rest and No Baby-Care

By Liz Chow | October 21, 2016 | Open City

Yue saos and postpartum meal services are helping new Chinese mothers in Brooklyn cope with the no-shower, no-cold-drink, no-going-out demands of ‘sitting the month.’

Breaking the Silence with Theater

By Rahima Nasa | October 13, 2016 | Open City

Young Bangladeshi theater troupe uses traditional folk theater to confront trauma in the community.

The Right to Stay

By Thanu Yakupitiyage | September 16, 2016 | Open City

An undocu-Korean’s quest to remain and his fight for millions like him.

My Flushing

By Yichen Tu | August 10, 2016 | Open City

A young immigrant takes us around Flushing, the neighborhood that she has adopted as her home.

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