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All the Nations Under Heaven
June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A community conversation on immigrants, migrants, and the making of New York City
About this Event
**Please note that this event is by donation (for an amount of your choosing), with the option to purchase and reserve a book at 20% off list price.**
Join Word Up Community Bookshop for a reading by All the Nations Under Heaven coauthor Robert W. Snyder, followed by a conversation with NoMAA executive director Joanna Castro.
All the Nations Under Heaven has earned praise and a wide readership for its unparalleled chronicle of the role of immigrants and migrants in shaping the history and culture of New York City. First published in 1996, this updated edition of a classic text brings the story of the immigrant experience in New York City up to the present and considers the ongoing tensions between inclusion and exclusion, the pursuit of justice and the reality of inequality, and the evolving significance of race and ethnicity.
Robert W. Snyder is professor of journalism and American studies at Rutgers University–Newark. His books include Transit Talk: New York’s Bus and Subway Workers Tell Their Stories and Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City.
Joanna Castro is the executive director of Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), a nonprofit arts service organization whose mission is to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in northern Manhattan.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts.