Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York

Statistics do not tell the story of immigration. People do. Women do.

Each immigrant story is a combination of determination, hope, and challenges. It is more important than ever to share our stories; our stories as immigrants, our stories as women, stories through which we can understand better, and celebrate, the diversity and commonality of human experience.

 

 

Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York aims to advance a more nuanced and multi-layered picture of the immigrant women who make New York City their home, of the barriers and isolation they often experience, and of the hopes, dreams, and talents they bring with them. It seeks to reduce misconceptions and prejudice about the faces and voices of immigrant women, and thereby aspires to create public awareness and positive dialogue about immigrants in general, and immigrant women in particular. It is also important, in the current political climate and times in the United States, to give a platform for immigrant women to share their perspective, as immigrants, and as women, about their future in the United States, and the future of the country itself.

 

Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York will be shown at the Queens Museum in February and March 2018, for Women’s History Month – Stay tuned for more details!