The Dream Project and Busboys and Poets have partnered up to bring you a special book series- Dare to Dream: Important Conversations about Immigration. Through monthly book talks, participants will explore immigrant stories.
America was forged by immigrants and remains an aspiration for dreamers throughout the world. But many immigrants who wish to share and contribute to America's social fabric have often been met with hostility, racism, and xenophobia. Lost in the fierce political debates are the real human faces, stories, and aspirations of the men, women, and children who leave behind their homes in pursuit of the “American Dream.”
DREAMing Out Loud is a series of tuition-free writing workshops for young, undocumented students from the City University of New York, who came to the United States when they were children. The program seeks to counter the anti-immigrant sentiment on the rise in the United States and to amplify the voices of many living in this country who are marginalized because of their immigration status. It is also a potent and beautiful example of our dual mission to celebrate literature and defend free expression.
So on February 18, make sure to order your favorite meal and beverage from Busboys and Poets, and tune in for a special gathering of minds with young-undocumented authors!