Dec 14, 2021
Today, Tanvi Misra, an award-winning independent journalist focused on migration, urban policy, and criminal justice, returns to talk about the process and concentrate on her collaborative article “We Have to Survive,” which represents the advocacy found in immigrant communities.
In this article, Tanvi interviewed four women, from community leaders to activists, to paint a portrait of how migrant communities in New York City push through unjust circumstances.
To tell us what their progress has been like since the article was published, we have Goma Yonjan and Arlette Cepeda. Goma is a nail salon worker who migrated to New York more than fifteen years ago. Arlette is a visual artist and photographer born in the United States and grew up in the Dominican Republic. In her exhibit, “Essential Immigrant Stories,” she captured the sense of loss during the pandemic within her tight-knit Staten Island community.
(Tanvi’s article came from a collaboration with three news publications: The Fuller Project, the City, and Documented)