Community Media Day is on October 20, followed by Free Speech Week from October 22-26. To celebrate both, the Belmont Media Center will be hosting an Open Mic on October 20 from 1-5p. They are open to musical performers, poets, mediamakers, artists, politicians and community members with something to say. We’re excited to share that the event will screen a selection of our New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) films. Click here for more information.
ON AFGHANITAN |ON MIGRATION – Afghans who fled to the US hope that Congress will fix their status – The World
After Afghanistan fell to the Taliban tens of thousands of Afghans made their way to the United States. They were allowed to stay under a program called “humanitarian parole.” But that status expires in a couple of months, and although they can renew one time, many are calling for Congress to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act, which would allow them to seek more permanent status.