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Immigrant Youth & Families

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

Today, we are proud to announce new grants through our Immigrant Rights Fund, a special initiative created by our donors in the weeks after the 2016 presidential election to build a boroughwide response to unjust government policy changes threatening Brooklyn’s immigrants and their families.

Liane Stegmaier
Vice President of Communications and Strategy

More than 500 people came out to the Brooklyn Museum last week in spite of nearly a foot of snow for "Defending Immigrant Rights: A Brooklyn Call to Action," which featured a critical conversation with local leaders working on the frontlines of the fight for immigrant rights.

 

My first national march on Washington, DC was as a teenager and it instilled in me a lifetime of activism.

In 2002, I moved to Brooklyn's Flatbush/Midwood neighborhood. As an immigrant and a recent resident of Brooklyn, this neighborhood—with its bustling Pakistani and Bangladeshi businesses and the sounds of Urdu and Bangla from families walking on the streets—felt like home. Being able to have the essential curry leaves and lentils a stone’s throw away from home, was an added bonus.

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