Articles tagged immigrants
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The Nostalgia of Ordinary Objects

By Nadia Nooreyezdan | March 16, 2018 | Open City

When home is a place you’ve never been, can you visit it through objects?

America Made Me Muslim

By Raad Rahman | March 15, 2018 | Open City

When a singular aspect of your identity is politicized, how do you cope with Islamophobia in Trump’s America?

Coming Full Circle at West Point

By Mike Hong | February 13, 2018 | Open City

How a young Chinese American followed in his
great-grandfather’s footsteps 112 years later

Starting from Scratch

By Roja Heydarpour | January 30, 2018 | Open City

After one family immigrated to the United States from Iran, one of the side effects was that gender roles reversed in the household.

What it’s Like to Live in the Country
That’s Bombing Your Own

By Sumaya Awad | January 30, 2018 | Open City

With bombings in their own country and threat of travel ban and revocation of their TPS, how do Yemenis in the U.S. cope?

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.

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.

The Street Artists of Times Square

By Rong Xiaoqing | October 28, 2016 | Open City

A night in the life of nocturnal street artists and art vendors who, every midnight, take over the New York City neighborhood that literally doesn’t sleep.

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.

When a community loses a bookstore

By Yichen Tu | September 9, 2016 | Open City

For Chung Hwa regulars and Flushing residents, the closing of the 30-year old bookshop meant the demise of a community resource center.

The Fight to Not Be #Deported2Death

By Jai Dulani | August 23, 2016 | Open City

One former detainee brings to light the struggle of many asylum?seekers who are languishing in detention centers and facing deadly deportation to the countries they fled from.

Giving up on the “American Dream”?

By Liz Chow | July 8, 2016 | Open City

Three immigrant street vendors tell their stories — their reasons for coming to America and their hopes and dreams.

Write Like a Fugitive

By The AAWW Interns | December 4, 2015 | Open City

Allow yourself to be messy. Don’t try to fight writer’s block. These, and some other writing tips from author Eric Tang.

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