In New York? Check out a great immigration debate
Same News, Different Views Description: The Federal immigration-policy debate may soon reach a climactic moment, changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. Meanwhile, our city's immigrant communities face unique—and not so unique—local challenges related to schools, poverty, housing and more. If you read or listen to the mainstream English-language press, what are you missing? A "Feet in Two Worlds" Town Hall meeting with the ethnic and mainstream press, hosted by Brian Lehrer.
SCHEDULED SPEAKERS: •Muzaffar Chishti, Migration Policy Institute •Roberto Lovato, New American Media •Juana Ponce De Leon, IPA-New York •Julia Preston, The New York Times •Elaine Rivera, WNYC, New York Public Radio •Sree Srinivasen, Columbia University •Alberto Vourvoulias, El Diario/LA PRENSA •Leon Wynter, author of American Skin •and others
Presented by The Center for New York City Affairs and WNYC
Date: Thursday, May 24
Location: The New School Theresa Lang Community and Student Center 55 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue), 2nd floor Time: 6:30-9pm; doors open at 6:30
Ticket price: Admission is free, but reservations are necessary
Ticket information: email New School reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 229-5418