Shared Language

An interview:  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. 

JUNE TWELFTH
 

 

 

 

Bodega Stories

"These small spaces felt like home to me, and the stories I heard from the people in them drew me in even more." A series of intimate discussions.

Murder In Matera

An Excerpt: A true story of passion, family, and forgiveness in Southern Italy.

 Longing For The Land

After leaving academia, an immigrant turns to the language of poetry. A selection of previously published work and a new poem - for her homeland. 



Stories from previous weeks:

What It Takes

"My parents fled for us." A writer reflects on the sacrifices her parents made and her own place in the American tapestry. 

Only in America

American-born to immigrant parents, I was always trapped in the white space between a traditional Arab lifestyle and the American dream...

Roar

An inspiring relative sits down with Christine Bolaños to recount her harrowing past in El Salvador and her determination to start anew.

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The Complete Archives


 

WHAT WE'RE READING  

 

 

WRITING FROM AROUND THE WEB

  • Can Immigrants Save America’s Struggling Cities? –Forbes  
     
  • Asian American Immigrants Are The Reason Why Donut Boxes Are Pink -LA Times
     
  • Immigrants Keep an Iowa Meatpacking Town Alive and Growing -NYTimes
     
  • What Visiting a Detainee At Santa Anna Jail Taught Me About Immigration -OC Weekly
     
  • Even in a sea of friends, I find myself alone and terrified: on being married to an undocumented -Marie Claire
     
  • ‘I Stand with Immigrants:’ America Ferrera, Uzo Aduba, George Takei -People
     
  • Wine Depends on Immigrant Labor. Trump’s Policies Could Run Your Glass Dry – Eater

INTRODUCTIONS FROM AROUND THE WEB