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Newest Americans wins Online Storytelling Project of the Year


What Now? A year into immigrant detention during a pandemic

03/11/2021
3:00 pm

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

01/14/2021
2:00 pm

WHEN: Thursday, January 14

WHERE: Facebook Live


A conversation with the artists of “This Guiding Light”

12/17/2020
3:00 pm

WHEN: 3PM EST Thursday, December 17

WHERE: Facebook Live


The Pandemic & Its Impact on Guatemala

12/16/2020
3:00 pm

WHEN: 3PM EST Wednesday, December 16

WHERE: Facebook Live


Immigration Policy and the 2020 Election

11/02/2020
6:00 pm

WHEN: 6PM EST Monday, November 2

WHERE: Facebook Live


Undocumented & Unafraid with RU Dreamers

10/19/2020
1:00 pm

WHEN: 1PM EST Monday, October 19

WHERE Facebook Live


First Generation Voters

10/16/2020
12:00 pm

WHEN: 12PM EST Friday, October 16

WHERE: Facebook Live


Amiri Baraka Birthday Poetry Slam

10/07/2020
6:00 pm

WHEN: 6PM EST Wednesday, October 7

WHERE: Facebook Live


New Story: Essential Until Expendable

10/02/2020
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

07/20/2020

July 20, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Watch Here:
FacebookLive/newestamericans

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

07/13/2020

July 13, 2020 @ 6:00PM

Watch Here:
Facebooklive/
newestamericans

“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

07/06/2020

July 6, 2020 @ 5:00PM

Watch Here:
FacebookLive/
newestamericans

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

New Story: Shanta Adhikary Ghimire

06/29/2020

Coming June 29

A Nepali domestic worker finds her calling as a poet and activist.

Shanta Adhikary Ghimire

Marisol Conde-Hernandez on SCOTUS and DACA

06/24/2020
5:00 pm

WHEN: 5PM EST Wednesday, June 24, 2020

WHERE: Instagram Live


New Story: Malta Through Refugee Eyes

06/22/2020

This idyllic Mediterranean island is a hub for global migration.


A conversation with the founders of Newest Americans

06/22/2020
6:00 pm

WHEN: 6PM EST Monday, June 22, 2020

WHERE: @newestamericans Instagram Live


Stories from the Pandemic Launch

04/20/2020

Stories from the Pandemic is a multimedia initiative that documents youth-centered experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. The essays, videos, and images, offer an intimate look inside a range of unique experiences that young people are facing.⠀

Join us at the link in our bio and here on social media as we explore what the COVID19 pandemic looks and feels like from these young people’s perspective. As a pandemic hits, youth respond.⠀

This project is a collaboration between the Newark Board of Education and Newest Americans.


Ironbound Foodscapes Launch

04/01/2020

Ironbound Foodscapes is live! During these strange and unprecedented times, enjoy a deep dive into some of the restaurants that give Newark’s Ferry Street its culinary flair, from the comfort of your own home. Through this virtual tour you can explore the history and cuisine of Ferry Street through the buildings inhabited by five restaurants- Mompou, Nova Aliança, Sabor UNIDO, La Guayaca and Bocaditos Colombianos.

Mompou