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Ray Suarez — We Are Home: Becoming American in the 21st Century: an Oral History — at Conn Ave

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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We are a nation of immigrants, never more than now. In recent decades, the numbers have skyrocketed, thanks to people coming from many continents--especially Asia, Africa, and South America. Just like their predecessors, they face countless obstacles, including political hatred. And yet, just like their predecessors, they work hard. They persist. And they become us. The newest Americans are poorly understood and frequently presented only in stereotypes. In "We Are Home," veteran journalist, broadcaster, and interviewer Ray Suarez has crisscrossed the country to speak to new Americans from all corners of the globe, and to record their stories. This portrait of our newest citizens is full of their own, compelling voices. It's a story as old as the country, yet each new wave of arrivals tells that classic story in new and crucially important ways. Journalist and author Ray Suarez is the co-host of "World Affairs," produced by the World Affairs Council and distributed to public radio in the United States by KQED-FM. He also covers Washington for the English-language all-news network Euronews. Since launching Brooklyn Boy Productions in 2019, he has created content for public radio and television, The Washington Post, The Independent (London), The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pew Research, Knowable, "America in One Room," Hispanics in Philanthropy, Slate, The Nation, Hearst TV, AlterNet, CityPaper, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the American Communities Project, and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, among others. This event is a unique opportunity to hear directly from Ray Suarez and the diverse voices featured in "We Are Home." By attending, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the immigrant experience in 21st-century America and the vital role new Americans play in shaping our nation's future. Don't miss this chance to be part of an important conversation and to support the work of a renowned journalist dedicated to amplifying the stories of our newest citizens.

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