Connecting African & American Immigrant Experiences



02/19/2020 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm



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During Black History Month, Immigrant Food launches its monthly Wine Wednesday discussion series with a look into the African-American community’s evolving views of the immigrant experience. While some in the Black community celebrate their community’s African heritage, others feel that African Americans descending from slaves must be recognized as very different from other immigrant groups. We invite you to learn about the African American community’s diverse views on immigration, and about the experiences of black immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. 

Immigrant Food Co-Owner, Peter Schechter will open the night. Niambi Carter, author of “American While Black: African Americans, Immigration, and the Limits of Citizenship,” will join guests over dinner and drinks for a facilitated conversation about connecting African American and immigrant experiences. Signed copies of her book will also be available for purchase! 

This event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.