A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious

May 19, 2020 – Roya Hakakian is a poet, journalist, and author, who came to the U.S. from Iran as a political refugee. She sits down with Megan Torrey, CEO of the Council, to share her personal journey as a refugee and discuss her new book, A Beginner’s Guide to America.

You’ll leave with an inside perspective on the immigrant experience and see glimpses of the U.S. reflected through the eyes of a refugee.

This discussion was made possible with support from CT Humanities. With additional support from Murtha Cullina, Attorneys at Law



Poet, journalist, and author