Empowering Young Storytellers: Voices of Newcomer Youth from Afghanistan ALL AREAS ABSENT NARRATIVES

Join Green Card Voices’ Tea Rozman, HS teacher Angelica Torralba-Olague, and two Afghan student authors as they share the process of their book “My City was a Sparkling Jewel: Voices of Young Newcomers from Afghanistan”, a collection of 30 first-person stories of the 19 young men and 11 young women—Pashtun, Hazara, and Tajik. The stories illuminate the contours of their unjust displacement and bear witness to the early days of their resettlement in the US, and their fight to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act.