Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden: Go Granny Go!
Elisa visited a Dallas boys’ migrant detention facility. “This hit me. This could have been my father. It was like a prison. The kids were depressed. Some were suicidal. It was heartbreaking.”
Majid Naficy: Two Neighbors
The scent of chicken tahchin
Is wafting up to me
Through the window
And I know soon
She will knock at my door…
Shailly Gupta Barnes: The War on Immigrants is a War on all Americans
In states across the country, cynical politicians are turning a humanitarian crisis into political theater.
Jyotika Saksena: Common Misperceptions About Refugees
America needs more refugees, not less.
Houman Harouni: The Dervish
The postures I held for long breaths by the flow of the Ganges I did not hold to achieve light I held no star in sight as I turned my … Continue reading →
Video: A Woman of No Importance
A noir about a woman at a crossroads of morality and self-interest.
Video: The Facility
Detained inside an infamous American detention center as the pandemic spreads, a group of immigrants organize in protest to demand protection and release from confinement.
Video: Chuj Boys of Summer
Speaking only his native language, a Guatemalan teenager begins his new life in rural Colorado. A true story starring those who live it.
In this short film which won the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, two undocumented Turkish brothers face the challenges of life in New York City.
Sandy Solomon: Jewish Immigrant, Michigan, 1885
He knows what his father would say—Throw it back—
so he flings it away, watches it twirl as it falls,
like a star arcing over the stirring grasses.
Video: Zarlasht Halaimzai | What it’s like to be a war refugee
In this poignant, vital talk, Zarlasht Halaimzai articulates the lingering trauma of being expendable — and shares how belonging to a community can help bring back feelings of long-lost safety.
Glen Brown: Bubbie
I imagine her escaping Ukraine,
like a small bird
breaking formation over unfamiliar terrain
Alison Luterman: She for whom I am named￼
left Russia at fifteen to follow her betrothed.
Good-bye, skinny chickens and fly-bitten cows,
synagogue leaning on one side, as if to dodge blows
from a Cossack’s boot
Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: News
our people who do the hard work
dying as caregivers