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Trust in Translation: The Story behind "Welcome to the New World"

Based on the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic story of a refugee family who fled the civil war in Syria to make a new life in America, this acclaimed novel follows the Aldabaan family as they start a new life in Connecticut. Panelists in this event will examine the role of translation, both linguistic and cultural in the context of refugee resettlement.
Panelists include:
Naji Aldabaan | Hall High School
Jake Halpern | New York Times
Mohammed Kadalah | Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Santa Clara University

Webinar: Defying Illegality: Organizing in and around Migrant Detention

Amidst ongoing debates about policing and mass incarceration, migrant detention centers have been focal points for mobilizations against the U.S. carceral regime. Through coordinated protest, testimonial acts, and hunger strikes, incarcerated migrants have drawn attention to systemic abuses in prisons, while defending their rights to belonging, family unification, and transnational mobility. Their actions revealed the ways that ICE used the COVID-19 pandemic to further repress prisoners.

2020 Making Strides of Greater New Haven

This years drive thru event begins at at Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Point Ter, New Haven, CT at 10:30 a.m. on October 18th, and will end at 11:30 a.m. We encourage all teams, participants and survivors attending to decorate their car on the 18th of October and drive a symbolic pre-determined lap throughout the park. Pictures next to the start and finish line will be taken via event staff and posted to the events Facebook page. Exiting the vehicles will be prohibited. Join the Yale Affinity Group Team, and/or to help with our fundraising efforts.

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