The New Littles: Uzbeks, Liberians, and More

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Each Thursday in June, the Brian Lehrer Show and Andrew Beveridge of Social Explorer will discuss New York’s diverse communities - areas of ethnic concentration that are changing quickly or that you may not know about.

Joining us this week is President of the Staten Island Liberian Community Association Telee Brown, PhD candidate in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center Bernadette Ludwig, and President and co-founder of the Uzbek Initiative Farkhod Muradov.


Andrew Beveridge, Telee Brown, Bernadette Ludwig and Farkhod Muradov

Comments [6]

Madeline Sorel from Brooklyn

Thank you for giving me an inspiring assignment to do with my illustration class at Kingsborough Community College. I'm not sure if we stayed on topic enough but we got a lot out of brainstorming and coming up with images for our ideas.

Jul. 11 2011 09:14 PM
Christopher Lagares from Astoria

Astoria has three social clubs for Spaniards, El Circolo Espanola, Casa Galicia, and the Spanish-American Social Club. Most Spanish immigrants will come from Galicia, Spain.

Jun. 21 2011 10:25 PM
Tim Schreier from Manhattan

New little nominee:

Little Greenwich Ct.=West Village

Jun. 16 2011 10:59 AM
Phinnegan from Plainfield, NJ

If you want to discuss the conditions in which they'll be locking them up, you should come to the Essex County Freeholders meeting tomorrow afternoon:

"The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Public Safety/Penal Committee...will convene a meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 2:00 discuss conditions of confinement for immigration detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility."

So, if you fancy yourself a reporter, blogger, academic, or even just a concerned citizen, tomorrow at 2pm would be a most opportune time to experience the ECFs!

Jun. 15 2011 12:18 AM
Lisa Vives from New York City

A number of African /immigrant news groups here in NYC can help WNYC make a story on the Liberian community or any other African community deeper, more nuanced, more meaningful to listeners. Is there one or more than one Liberian community in the NYC area? Who are the leaders? What are the social issues that beset the Liberian youth? Is the community active in Liberian politics? Are they for Ellen Sirleaf Johnson? What about the ethnic divide? Any help we can offer WNYC, we will be glad to do it.

Jun. 09 2011 11:04 AM
Ralph W. Larkin from New York City

To Bernadette Ludwig:
Are you familiar with the work of Moses Jarbo, whose dissertation (social work, NYU) was on PTSD and war experience among Liberian immigrants? Is sample was drawn from the Liberian community in Staten Island.

Jun. 09 2011 11:03 AM

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