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New Littles: Tibet and Brazil

Thursday, June 30, 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.

This week, community organizer for The Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey, Champa Norgom, talks about the community of Tibetan refugees living in Queens.

And General Counsel for Cidadao Global, Stephanie Mulcock, and Selma Baron, the owner of Brazilian grocery store, Ipanema Girl, will talk about life in little Brazil.

Guests:

Selma Baron and Andrew Beveridge

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Comments [4]

Dona from Queens

I think Elizabeth raised a very good question. However, looks like she is not clear what culture and tradition really mean to every individual. It really is up to you if you want to preserve your culture or not. But most of the immigrants do. Meanwhile it's important to understand that Tibetans pay taxes too. It's not that they are just enjoying the benefits from other's taxes.

Jul. 26 2011 11:11 PM
jm

I LOVE Brazilian groceries! I'd go on about my favorites, but don't want to deplete the supply for Brazilians.

Jun. 30 2011 10:58 AM
Tristian from New York City

As a native of Sunnyside, I can tell you it's a very diverse place, and that I was surprised that there was a "little Tibet" at all, would have thought it was a "Little Columbia," "little ireland" or "little cute artsy family" if anything... Also sounds like Mrs Norgom is promoting Tibetan people more than a neighborhood, covering NY and NJ doesn't really sound 'little.' But in Sunnyside we like everyone, so I learned something new about my neighbors!

Jun. 30 2011 10:53 AM

So taxpayers should pay for "special programs" for tibetan children so they can learn their native language? Seriously, in this economy? If they want their kids to learn their culture so much, why come here?

Jun. 30 2011 10:52 AM

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