On September 28, 2013, I had the pleasure of discussing my upcoming book which highlights the immigrant experience at the Immigrants Contribute: America, We Sing Back! Program organized by the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights and Split This Rock.
Hosted by author and performance poet Pages D. Matam, the program was the first of its kind and a success. It was an afternoon celebrating community and poetry where many poets shared the challenges and celebrated stories of the immigrant experience in DC. A resource fair was held during the event so attendees could learn more about services available to immigrants. The event closed with a reading by award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral.
Photography by Brandon Tatum 2013