by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 27, 2016 8:24 pm
Nine protesters were arrested in Hartford on Monday as they blocked traffic in protest of the recent Supreme Court decision in United States v. Texas.
If it were up to Edgar Sandoval, that number would have been 10.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 24, 2016 12:32 pm | Comments (2)
On Friday just before noon, longtime New Havener Allison Parkes scored the hottest ticket at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas: A first-ever naturalization ceremony on the sun-soaked New Haven Green, where she and 25 other immigrants, representing 19 countries, became U.S. citizens.
For the now-naturalized citizen from Jamaica, a mother of two who takes care of her mother and works in food service at Yale-New Haven Hospital, that’s reason to celebrate. It’s been a year of submitting and resubmitting grueling paperwork after having lived in the city for years, she said, and she’s happy to have it behind her.
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by David Yaffe-Bellany | Jun 24, 2016 7:20 am | Comments (6)
Lupita Tecpa, a rising junior at Hillhouse High School, won’t be going on any family trips this summer.
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by Daniela Brighenti | Jun 20, 2016 7:22 am
Some come to the U.S. to look for better lives; others, to find refuge from the troubles back home. Sandra Bustamante’s journey to the U.S. was a story of love.
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by Allan Appel | Jun 15, 2016 7:30 am
Ridha Ali Ahmed travels light.
His suitcase contains only an always-sharp pencil for the endless forms to be filled out, a demure but sturdy heart locket full of love, and a long-stemmed rose. The valise is only about two by three inches, is open to the air on both sides, and has a black handle almost too tiny to see or even grasp.
Yet this “Refugee Suitcase,” and creative work like it, have enabled its creator — a member of the persecuted Turkmen minority in Iraq — to travel very far, eventually settle in New Haven, become a U.S. citizen, and, most importantly, stay sane through the healing powers of art.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 14, 2016 7:53 am
The latest programs from WNHH radio check in with community members about the massacre in Orlando, revisit immigration reform and the Brock Turner case, meet new authors with new summer reads, and time-travel to a simple time that actually wasn’t so simple.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 13, 2016 12:10 pm | Comments (1)
Jenah and Jack Yeung both will go from helping run family stores as children to owning their own store of the popular franchise “The Halal Guys” coming this fall.
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by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 9, 2016 7:17 am | Comments (1)
Fabian Durango’s experience as an immigrant from Caracas, Venezuela, helps him understand the needs of the neighborhood’s Latino community and fortifies him to keep them from being taken advantage of by others.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 6, 2016 12:28 pm
Today’s programs on WNHH radio celebrate summer camp and opera music, look forward to July’s nominating conventions, weigh in on local infrastructure, get some quality mom time in the mix, and revisit New Haven’s hyper-industrial past circa World War II.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 27, 2016 7:46 am | Comments (2)
When Fereshteh Ganjavi came to New Haven as an Iranian refugee in September 2011, she thought that her college degree would come with her.
No dice, employers said as she began the long and tedious search for jobs. She’d have to start from square one.
Continue reading ‘Class Of Strivers Wins Long-Sought Degrees’