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Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience

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Here to Stay: The Asian American Immigrant Experience

Time: May 15, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Asia Society
Street: 725 Park Avenue
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: https://asiasociety.org/new-y…
Phone: chsieh@asiasociety.org
Event Discipline: other
Organized By: Asia Society
Latest Activity: May 4

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Event Description

Please join Asia Society and Asian American Bar Association of New York for a special gathering to mark Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, when we will hear an array of moving personal stories and firsthand accounts of journeys to America. “Here To Stay” will present both the human impact of the modern immigrant journey, the tensions of the current moment, as well as an understanding of how these individuals are contributing to enrich the fabric of American life - just as so many have before. Personal stories will be followed by a moderated panel of experts to discuss the context of the immigration debate today.

Speakers include Steve Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition; Xiaodeng Chen, a political science student at Brooklyn College who arrived in the U.S. 11 ears ago; Tereza Lee, immigrant rights activist who is known as the original inspiration for the DREAM Act; Antonio Xu Liu, who came to the U.S. from Venezuela with his family, who were seeking to apply for political asylum; Stephanie Ji Won Park, community organizer at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Rose Cuison Villazor, professor of law at UC Davis School of Law; and Chris Kwok, Asian American Bar Association of New York.

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