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Picturing Newark

6:30 pm

WHEN: Tuesday, January 25, 6:30PM

WHERE: Facebook Live

Join us for Stories From The Global City, a monthly series that celebrates Newark, its residents and the diverse voices that make this a city of a thousand tales.

We’re kicking off the series with a screening of Picturing Newark, a short video in which Newark high school students share their vision of life in Newark through photography, followed by a chat with local Newark photographers Anthony Alvarez, Cesar Melgar, and Chrystofer Davis.

Tune into Facebook Live on January 25, at 6:30PM.

UPROOTED: How Newark Acquired a Medical School & Destroyed a Neighborhood

5:30 pm

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 5PM

WHERE: Facebook Live

“Uprooted” is the story of how a Newark neighborhood was demolished—and its residents displaced—for the creation of a medical school in the 1960s.Using address data and GIS mapping technologies, a team of students, historians, researchers and designers at Rutgers and Columbia Universities, collaborated to build an interactive map that shows the trajectories of two phases of emigration from the neighborhood. By plotting the names and geolocations of the individuals who were displaced we have created a spatial representation of the stories of the people who once called University Heights their home.

Tune in to hear from the researchers and creators behind this exciting interactive project!

Story Behind the Song with Yeimy Gamez

4:00 pm

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 11, 4PM

WHERE: Instagram Live @newestamericans

Newark artist YEIMY GAMEZ CASTILLO talks about the story behind her new single, Sueño Mojado.

Launch of “Uprooted” Interactive Displacement Map


Newark Story Bus Launch

10:00 am

WHEN: Saturday, July 10, 10AM – 5PM

WHERE: Treat Place, Newark

The Newark Story Bus will make its maiden voyage at the Murals | Market | Music event on Treat Place in Newark. Covered in vibrant designs by local artists Gera and Werc, the bus celebrates our diverse cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to climb aboard our mobile media lab, have their portraits made, record their stories, and take home a print of their portrait.

100 Days of Biden: Accountability in the White House

6:00 pm

WHEN: Monday, May 3, 6PM

WHERE: Facebook Live

After President Biden’s first 100 days in office, we check in to see how the administration is delivering on its promises regarding immigration.


MARISOL CONDE-HERNANDEZ is the first female undocumented attorney in the state of New Jersey whose story is the focus of our documentary series American Sueño.

ANGY RIVERA is the Co-Director of the New York State Youth Leadership Council; her story is documented in the film No Le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone)

Newest Americans wins Online Storytelling Project of the Year

What Now? A year into immigrant detention during a pandemic

3:00 pm

A conversation with Roberto Lovato on his memoir, “Unforgetting,” and Gaiutra Bahadur

2:00 pm

WHEN: Thursday, January 14

WHERE: Facebook Live

A conversation with the artists of “This Guiding Light”

3:00 pm

WHEN: 3PM EST Thursday, December 17

WHERE: Facebook Live

The Pandemic & Its Impact on Guatemala

3:00 pm

WHEN: 3PM EST Wednesday, December 16

WHERE: Facebook Live

Immigration Policy and the 2020 Election

6:00 pm

WHEN: 6PM EST Monday, November 2

WHERE: Facebook Live

Undocumented & Unafraid with RU Dreamers

1:00 pm

WHEN: 1PM EST Monday, October 19

WHERE Facebook Live

First Generation Voters

12:00 pm

WHEN: 12PM EST Friday, October 16

WHERE: Facebook Live

Amiri Baraka Birthday Poetry Slam

6:00 pm

WHEN: 6PM EST Wednesday, October 7

WHERE: Facebook Live

New Story: Essential Until Expendable

5:00 pm

Story published: October 1, 2020

Facebook Live event: October 2, 2020, 5PM

On Friday, October 2, Newest Americans will host a conversation on Facebook Live with author Mary Ann Koruth, photographer Ed Kashi, and Angelica Espinal-Garcia, who is a board-member at Casa Freehold and a health educator at Freehold’s Department of Health.

“We are left out. I am disappointed. I’ve lived here 20 years. I didn’t get anything.”

Alicia Valeriano, referring to the CARES act, which bypassed her family due to her undocumented status.
Federico, 66, from Puebla, Mexico, had been working at the Englishtown Raceway until it closed for the pandemic. He contracted COVID-19 and was treated at CentraState Medical Center. Casa Freehold paid for his prescription medications when he was released from hospital.

New Story: An American Meo


July 20, 2020 @ 6:00PM

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Newest Americans Mary Ann Koruth in conversation with Anisa Rahim about her experience learning her family history and writing her remarkable piece: An American Meo.

New Story: Mirian Mijangos


July 13, 2020 @ 6:00PM

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“I knew that if the hoof of the horse got to my head, it would be over for me.”

– Mirian Mijangos

A conversation with Rita Dentino of Casa Freehold and Tsering Lama of Adhikaar about immigrant domestic workers in New Jersey, their struggles, their stories and the campaign for their rights.

Mirian leaves her house for a day’s work.

New Story: Historias para lo que viene


July 6, 2020 @ 5:00PM

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Histories for what’s to come

Facebook Live with Catalina Muñoz Rojas discussing Newest Americans’ latest multimedia story, Historias Para Lo Que Viene.

Esmeralda Arboleda, originally from Tumaco, Colombia but displaced by paramilitary violence against her and her family, poses for a portrait with her son Kevin Daniel Moreno Angulo, 12. Bogota, Colombia July 2, 2018