In the U.S., when the issue immigration is debated on the policy level, the personal experience is often lost. Enter: Roya Hakakian, poet, journalist, writer, and U.S. citizen who arrived in the U.S. as a refugee from Iran.
Roya shares her personal journey coming to the U.S. as a refugee and discusses her deeply personal new book, “A Beginner’s Guide to America.”
Written as a “guide” for the newly arrived, and providing “practical information and advice,” Roya reveals what those who settle here love about the country, what they miss about their homes, the cruelty of some Americans, and the unceasing generosity of others. Bring your questions, your experiences, and join us for this special conversation.