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THIS WEEK
 

 

 

 

From the underground clubs of divided Berlin to today’s US/Mexican border, multi-hyphenate Carrie Beehan maps the stories of the displaced through visceral, personal art.

Thanks to the internet, artists are able to collaborate across continents to tell the story of just how far that distance seems in the eyes of a new immigrant.

A conversation with webseries creator Deniz Khateri

"My parents fled for us."

A writer reflects on the sacrifices her parents made and her own place in the American tapestry.



Stories from previous weeks:

With grace and poignancy, LA resident, undocumented, and trans (non-binary) author Féi Hernandez examines the intersection of country and body.

Danielle Burity’s documentary takes us inside the mask of a costumed times square performer and the stories of the illegal immigrants that often take these jobs.

Nur Bepary does not need English to run his successful auto-repair shop. Instead he has tapped into the diversity of Queens with a staff and loyal customers from around the world who have all made NYC home.


 

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WRITING FROM AROUND THE WEB

  • 55% Of America's Billion-Dollar Startups Have An Immigrant Founder -Forbes

  • American Girl: A Story of Immigration, Fear and Fortitude -Washington Post

  • Immigrant Stereotypes Are Everywhere on TV -The Atlantic

  • This Formerly Undocumented Woman Is Teaching Her Fellow Immigrants to Know Their Rights -Narratively

  • To Free Detained Children, Immigrant Families Are Forced to Risk Everything -The New Yorker

  • Home is where the heart is: how sharing Colombian culture helped Karla Florez Albor start a new life in New York -New Women New Yorkers

  • Immigrants pay more into the healthcare system than they get out of it, study shows -LA Times

  • ARTADIA creates new fellowship program for Immigrant Artists in Houston -Art Forum

  • Maria de Los Angeles' art inspired by immigration stories, including her own -AM New York

  • A Tortured Choice for Immigrants: Your Health or Your Green Card? -NYTimes

  • Searching for the Woman Who Saved My Immigrant Family from Homelessness -Narratively

  • Min Kahng: From manga to musical (to Harvard) -Office For the Arts, Harvard

  • Artist uses her own family’s migration story to build solidarity among immigrants -El Tecolote

  • Belly Details New Album 'Immigrant': 'I Was Completely Open and Vulnerable' -I Heart Radio

  • 'I never said I refuse to enlist': US Army abruptly discharged over 500 immigrant recruits in a year -Business Insider

  • US yogurt billionaire's solution to immigration: 'Humanity first' -CNN

  • The body my immigrant parents may never understand -Medium