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‘Welcome, Neighbor’ Opening Exhibits!

We are happy to announce opening exhibitions throughout the Lehigh Valley. Come to any of the following events for a panel on immigration to the area, refreshments, and of course, photos and quotes from interviews with 16 of our neighbors. … Continue reading

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Hao

Since the first moment that I met Hao after the Vietnamese mass in Bethlehem, she was extremely welcoming to me, placing her arm across my shoulder and smiling. And though many parts of her story were dark, she remained equally … Continue reading

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Eduardo

Eduardo is a public figure in Allentown, because not only is he the director of the Office of Minority & Women-Owned Businesses, but his wife is also a city councilmember. We learned that his parents, hoping to escape the persecution … Continue reading

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Marcel

I felt comfortable with Marcel right away because he is a man who is used to telling his story, and rightly so, because it is a remarkable one. If anything, living through World War II has strengthened his Jewish faith. … Continue reading

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Ismael

We met Ismael outside of the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society, a social club on the Southside of Bethlehem. He snuffed out his cigarette and said hello to the women cooking in the kitchen and to the people seated around the … Continue reading

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Subash

We were lucky to speak to Subash as our first interview as part of the project. He asked us to interview him in the formal front room of his tidy duplex, but we opted for the living room because the … Continue reading

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Adama

Adama told us that the saddest day of his life was the day that he left Ivory Coast. He has now been living with his father and his father’s girlfriend in Breinigsville.  Adama is a hard-worker who told us that … Continue reading

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