International Students’ Worries During the Pandemic

International students report adapting well to remote instruction at higher rates than their American peers, but they have concerns about staying safe and healthy and about navigating the health-care and immigration systems during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey of 22,519 undergraduate students and 7,690 graduate and professional students at five public research universities conducted by the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium.

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The NYPD’s Long History of Targeting Black Immigrants

When George Floyd’s life was brutally ended under the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, he repeatedly pleaded for his life, uttering the phrase: “I can’t breathe,” a painful déjà vu that hearkens many New Yorkers’ memories back to the death of Eric Garner via police chokehold in Staten Island just under six years ago.
Eric Garner’s killing brought to the national forefront the brutal truth of what New Yorkers had long contended within our neighborhoods and enclaves — that Black and POC communities in New York City were at the mercy of an unchecked police state, in all of its iterations, from the punitive shadow of immigration enforcement to the coded criminalization of Black neighborhoods in the form of broken windows policing.

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Award-Winning Journalist, Activist and Armenian-American Vic Gerami Named Finalist of Los Angeles Press Club’s Annual Journalism Awards

Award-Winning Journalist, Activist and Armenian-American Vic Gerami Named Finalist of Los Angeles Press Club’s Annual Journalism Awards

Gerami has been named finalist for his excellent work in the following categories: Activism Journalism (The Blunt Post, “LGBTQ Armenians Face Resign of Terror”), Columnist (2 nominations for The Blunt Post, “10 Questions With Vic” ), Personality Profile/Interview (The Blunt Post, “Interviewed Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson”), Personality Profile (Writer, “Social Justice Drives Sepi Shyne”), Political Commentary, National (Writer, “12 Steps For Pete Buttigieg, For President of the United States”) and Local (The Blunt Post, “Who is Councilmember Paul Krekorian Working For?”).

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Immigrants needed to help US fight virus

Immigrants needed to help US fight virus

We are doctors — cardiologists, orthodontists, pediatricians, pathologists. Though our areas of medical expertise differ, we have something important in common.
We are all immigrants. We are also Americans, and we are fighting alongside our native-born colleagues on the front lines to counter the n
ovel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. We give because we want what’s best for our country — especially during the time of this pandemic.
My family’s immigration story began when my uncle immigrated to the United States from India in the 1960s. He sponsored me at the age of 11, with my sister and brother joining later. I was fortunate to immigrate as a child with a green card. Others wait decades, unable to attain status or contribute fully to this country.

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COMMITTEE OF AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS SUPPORT HERB WESSON JR, FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR

The Committee of African Friends for Herb Wesson Jr., made of African immigrants from several African countries strongly supports the candidacy of Herb Wesson Jr. for Los Angeles County Supervisor.

As stakeholders in African business and the immigrant community in Southern California, we are rallying efforts to support the current President of Los Angeles City, Herb Wesson Jr, in his 2020 candidacy for the office of Los Angeles County 2nd District Board of Supervisor.

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Architecture dean Monica Ponce de Leon named ‘Great Immigrant’ for contributions to American society

Architecture dean Monica Ponce de Leon named ‘Great Immigrant’ for contributions to American society

Ponce de León has served as dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor since 2008, where she is also the Eliel Saarinen Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning. Before her appointment at the University of Michigan, Ponce de León was a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she served on the faculty for 12 years.

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IMMI'ARTivism PROGRAM BRINGS ARTISTS TOGETHER TO DISCUSS RESISTANCE THROUGH ART

IMMI’ARTivism PROGRAM BRINGS ARTISTS TOGETHER TO DISCUSS RESISTANCE THROUGH ART

Los Angeles, CA — Immi’Art, CHIRLA’s annual June arts and culture celebration, this year goes virtual to explore artivism and intersectionality, connecting art and progressive activism.
The Facebook live event will feature a moderated conversation among three movement-oriented artists exploring art as a natural tool for resistance. Art is power!

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