Preserving Diversity and Inclusion with Village Preservation and Not an Alien

New York City’s multiculturalism has always been one of its strongest characteristics, and neighborhoods like the East Village and Greenwich Village are longtime havens for immigrants. Village Preservation often highlights the history of inclusion and diversity among our streets, and now Villagers Neelu Shruti and Tom O’Keefe have founded Not an Alien, an organization and podcast dedicated to telling contemporary immigrant stories, many of which center on the Village. Join Village Preservation, Neelu, and Tom to listen to some of the voices highlighted through Not an Alien, and hear from immigrant experts and other service providers, including Tania Mattos of UnLocal, on how we can continue to make our neighborhoods safe, welcoming, and cooperative places for all.

An option to enjoy a dinner salad with the group is provided by Green Top Farms. Green Top Farms is an urban farm startup based in Long Island City, Queens, and specializing in farm-to-table seasonal salads. Josh Lee is a fifth-generation farmer from North Carolina who came to New York City and just couldn’t keep his hands out of the dirt. If you’d like to enjoy a Green Top Salad during this event, select the salad option at checkout.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 pm

Westbeth Community Room, 55 Bethune Street