New Narratives: Immigration and the Peopling of America


October 6


06:00 pm - 09:30 pm


Ellis Island

New York, NY

Join us on legendary Ellis Island for a stimulating discussion of central questions of our day: what story does America tell itself about who constitute “the American people”? How has that narrative been constructed throughout U.S. history—who has been included and who has been excluded—and is a new narrative needed for the 21st Century?

Led by The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, New Narratives: Immigration and the Peopling of America is an initiative committed to reshaping the conversation on American migration. The night includes a performance by Aasif Mandvi and conversation between Alex Aleinikoff, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Maya Wiley moderated by NPR’s Deborah Amos.

** A private boat will leave at 6:00 PM from a Manhattan dock for the journey to Ellis Island. Programming begins at 7:00 PM. Email confirmation will be required to attend the event.  Registration is required.  Email for more information**