At a Bronx townhall meeting about Ebola, Africans shared their experiences of being wrongfully targeted or harassed due to Ebola stigma. Civic leaders, including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., condemned anti-African discrimination.
NY1 tells the story of Fanta Toure, a certified nursing assistant who states that she was kept out of work at a Queens hospital because she recently traveled to Guinea- even though she wasn't exposed to Ebola and had no symptoms.
African Communities Together members had a great time at the African Day Parade and Festival, marching, dancing, and spreading the word about ACT's services and campaigns to the other participants.
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Ask immigrants why we came to America, and you will hear millions of different stories. But our many stories usually boil down to just a few shared reasons.
Safety, freedom, opportunity, and family.
When immigrants get to America, we often find realizing our dreams harder than we imagined. But immigrants persevere, and we keep fighting for the dreams that inspired us to cross borders and oceans and continents.
African Communities Together joins several other organizations that serve African immigrants in New York in a strong statement condemning discrimination against African immigrants due to the Ebola scare.
In Wake of New York Ebola Diagnosis, Coalition Warns Against Intolerance and Attacks on Immigrants