“American Dream: (verb)(1) To spend days walking and seeing things that remain best unsaid.”
A journey across the border.

THIS MONTH 

 

 

As an iconic Austin restaurant closes, the staff and patrons gather to reflect on a long history of family, legacy, and the American Dream - and to eat!

In my life in exile
the way I say 'goodbye' with love for people
Is not the way I have ever said it before.

And Other Adventures in Internalized Racism



Stories from previous weeks:

Communicating what is truly happening in her country is one of Arantxa’s greatest goals —the corruption of a government’s dictatorship that wears the mask of democracy for the rest of the world to see.

Sita Chay delves into the creation and power of contemporary shamanic rituals; modern musical languages, Korean shaman rhythms, and folk mask movements all combine to ignite raw emotion and communal energy - a fight for the soul of the world.

A scientific mind and zen philosophy shape the photographic practice of Satoki Nagata as he continues his search to capture emotional truth in the streets of Chicago.


 

WHAT WE'RE READING  

 

 

WRITING FROM AROUND THE WEB

  • Soldier's immigrant mother could be among the last to benefit from Parole In Place program -CBS News

  • 5 Books About Asylum & Immigration That Every Person In The United States Needs To Read -Bustle

  • Immigrant-owned businesses contribute billions to U.S. economy -Axios

  • Adults in Immigrant Families Report Avoiding Routine Activities Because of Immigration Concerns -Urban Institute

  • Immigration makes America great -Vox

  • It’s Hard Out Here for a Latina Journalist in Trump’s America -Medium

  • As a Mexican immigrant, the El Paso shooting scared me, but I won’t be silent -whyy.org

  • 'Don't Let Them Send Me Back': Stopped Inches From US Border After 1,500 Mile Journey, Viral Photos Show Mother's Plea for Son's Life -Common Dreams

  • Bay Area school named for journalist who publicly identified as ‘undocumented’ immigrant -LA Times

  • Personal Essay: Why ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’ Is Nothing New -HPR

  • Rumpus Original Poetry: Three Poems by Aria Aber -The Rumpus

  • Strangers in a strange land: 'Metering' makes asylum rights meaningless, immigrant advocates say -ABA Journal

  • Poetry against ICE -Los Angeles Review of Books

  • In Plano artist Jenney Chang's brush paintings, East and West come together -Dallas News

  • 12 Fashion Brands That Are Pro-Immigration -HuffPost

  • Behind the Scenes of The Immigrant Artist Biennial: Interview with Katya Grokhovsky -Arte Fuse

  • An Immigrant on His Journey to Medical School and a Full Ride -Medical School HQ