Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Documentary Film Screening, Director Q&A, Live Podcast Taping
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and culture. This event is hosted by our partner, Vietnamese Boat People Podcast, a nonprofit documenting stories of the Vietnamese diaspora.
Film Trailer: In every city, state, and strip mall across the U.S., people get their nails done in salons likely owned by Vietnamese entrepreneurs who’ve come to dominate an $8 billion dollar nail economy. It began with 20 refugee women and a chance encounter with famed Alfred Hitchcock actress and humanitarian Tippi Hedren. Part of the first wave of war refugees in 1975, the "first 20" Vietnamese manicurists sought a way to support their children and families, unknowingly sparking a cultural phenomenon.
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The New School University Center
63 5th Avenue
Screen Room UL104
New York, NY 10003
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
WHITE RIGHT: MEETING THE ENEMY is A documentary which focuses on the rise of white supremacist movements in the United States. Filmmaker Deeyah Khan, a Muslim woman, spent time with leaders of white nationalist groups, going to meetings and rallies, including the August 2017 rally in Charlottesville, VA. She had a simple question “Is it possible for me to sit with my enemy and for them to sit with theirs?” The answer is complex and beautifully rendered in her film.
Join Films On Purpose for this very special screening
Panel discussion to follow film with: Saad Saddiqui of Lower Hudson Valley Civil Liberties Union; Mohammad Razvi, Founder & Executive Director of the Council of Peoples Organization; Aasma Mehdi, Director of Programs at Council of Peoples Organization & Doctoral Candidate; Steve Goldberg, co-Director of Education at the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center. The film is free & open to the public. Please find additional information here.
Emanuel Lutheran Church
197 Manville Road
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
This Is Home: A Refugee Story
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
World Refugee Day
All day event.
On World Refugee Day, we celebrate the courage refugees demonstrate in overcoming adversity and the many gifts they bring to our communities. As refugees and friends of refugees, we know both the challenges newcomers face and the need for improved policies to help refugees rebuild their lives in the United States. We also stand in solidarity with the more than 25 million refugees –a record number—all over the world who are in dire need of assistance.
WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by letting our local, state, and national leaders know that we support protections for refugees and the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Our elected officials are making decisions that will impact the lives of refugees both in the United States and internationally. Here are some actions that you can take:
Please call your Senators and Representative and urge them to reflect the welcome you see in your community by supporting protection and resettlement for refugees – regardless of where they come from or what religion they practice.
Tell Congress to Welcome Refugees: 1-866-940-2439
Please call 3 times to be connected with your two Senators and your Representative.
September 14th-23rd, 2019
National Welcoming Refugee Week
Details to come.
Details to come.
Saxon Woods Pavilion