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My name is Saadia Khan. I am a social entrepreneur and the founder and host of Immigrantly. Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that deconstructs the archaic stereotypes of what it means to be an immigrant, a child of immigrants, a person of color, and everything in between. Each episode brings a fresh perspective on the issues we address. Our conversations are complex, challenging, and oftentimes messy. But I wouldn’t trade the messiness for anything, because what we have created instead is a new, ongoing dialogue full of rich nuances.

Dec 1, 2020

History is fraught, no doubt. Today on Immigrantly, we seek to draw out its patterns and hold them against the present. In collaboration with Julia Wang and Kathy Lu from Immigrant History Initiative and Catherine Ceniza Choy, a Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, we unveil immigrant laborers' narratives in the U.S. From the Chinese laborers who built the Transcontinental Railroad to the Mexican migrant workers employed by the Bracero program to the thousands of Filipino nurses serving as frontline workers, the important role that immigrants have played in the labor force has been misconstrued and underappreciated. We reveal these complicated truths and urge listeners to bring such awareness into their everyday lives. 

Producer & Host
Saadia Khan

Content writers
Yudi Liu, Julia Wang, Kathy Lu

Tom Whelan