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37 Voices: Immigrant stories on economic mobility

  • Express Newark 54 Halsey Street Newark, NJ, 07102 United States (map)

This is a FREE event presented by coLAB Arts and Newest Americans, featuring a performance and expert panel discussion. Please use the form below to reserve your seat.

37 VOICES is composed of interviews with NJ residents in the ALICE threshold (Asset Limited Income Constrained, Employed) - those who make too much money to qualify for federal assistance, but are unable to save against the high cost of living in NJ.

This evening's performance will feature monologues based on initiative interviews featuring recent immigrants in and around Newark. The event will also feature work from Newest Americans' resident photographer, Ed Kashi.

Panelists include:
Rose Cuison-Villazor, Vice Dean, Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Gaiutra Bahadur, Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media at Rutgers-Newark
Joanne Hala, Associate Director of Workforce Development and Grants at United Way of Northern New Jersey
Moderator: Tim Raphael, Newest Americans

Parking - The Hahne & Co. parking garage, located on the basement level and entered on New Street, provides limited parking for an hourly fee. Other parking options include metered street parking or private garages or lots on Washington Street and Halsey Street.

Public Transportation - There is a NJ Transit bus stop at Broad and New Streets. Newark Penn Station is less than 1 mile away for access to NJ Transit, PATH, and Amtrak trains. Broad Street Station is 1/2 mile away for access to NJ Transit trains. Via Newark Light Rail, both Military Park and Washington Street Stations are close by.

Accessibility - The Hahne & Co. building and all spaces in Express Newark are accessible via elevator. If you are arriving via car and need access to Express Newark from the parking garage please contact the building at 973.353.0791 and they will arrange to meet you.

37 Voices project partners include Free Press of New Jersey, United Way of Northern New Jersey, Oral History & Folklife Research, New Jersey Policy Perspective, Newest Americans, Feeding New Brunswick Network, Anti-Poverty Network, Center for Cooperative Media, and NJ Spark.

37 Voices was developed through lead funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

This performance of 37 Voices is made possible in part through Third Space Award grant funding from Express Newark.

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