Immigration Nation

As Americans, even with our short attention spans we can’t swipe left on our history which reminds us that since Native Americans regretted breaking bread with the Pilgrims, a portion of our citizenry has always despised Africans, Chinese, Irish, Italians, Japanese, Mexicans, women, queers and now Muslims. To fire up our spirits, in this special Thanksgiving extended episode, guests from around the circle share stories that remind us why we’re fighting for our Immigration Nation! We’re ready… are you?

Guest Profiles

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Ayda Algazzali was born in a small village called El'Dorub in central Yemen and moved to the United States when she was an infant. She attended Peralta Colleges and the San Francisco Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics (SFICE), where she obtained her Esthetician license. Ayda has been practicing skin care for the last 6 1/2 years, and currently runs her own brow and skin care studio called Authentic Brows & Skin Care in Walnut Creek. Instagram

 

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Orie Miyamoto Buscovich was born and raised in Japan and moved to Korea at the age of 12 to further her education. At 17, Orie joined her biological family in America, finishing her last two years of high school in the SF Bay Area, and eventually earning a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations. She now works in the hospitality industry which she says fuels her passion to help others and make others happy. Facebook | Instagram

 

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Orkideh Hariri is a first-generation immigrant from Tehran, Iran and continues to be active in the Iranian community as a voice of her native country and what it means to be an Iranian-American. She grew up in Northern California and in addition to a long-standing career with a large financial institution in San Francisco, she is also focused on philanthropic work and spends a lot of time working with a variety of organizations to help women succeed in their careers. She mentors women at all stages of their career. She is involved with organizations such as Dress for Success and co-chairs her company’s community support efforts to help raise millions for good causes across a multitude of organizations that help those in need. LinkedIn

 

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Selena Teji is originally from England and moved to the United States at nineteen to pursue an education. In law school, Selena developed her passion for protecting the rights and needs of young people in the justice system and has worked on juvenile and criminal justice issues ever since. She currently works for a nonprofit based in Oakland called Californians for Safety and Justice which is working to promote effective criminal justice strategies to stop the cycle of crime and build healthy communities. Twitter | LinkedIn

Show Notes

Sponsor messages donated to Californians for Safety & Justice by The Ambassadors Circle 

Shout out to Becca Grant who helped curate the segment with guests Ayda Algazzali and Orie Miyamoto Buscovich.

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Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production Assistance by Jen Huynh with Hosts Christianne Harder and j-

360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

Featured Music:
American Oxygen by Rihanna
Tribe Called Quest “We the People
Immigrants (We get the job done) [from Hamilton mixtape]”
Danny Swain “Oh My” and “Love Attacks”
SPACE COMMANDER ZERO “Prisoner of Orbit”, “Above”, “Manifest”, “A Series of Bad Decisions
Ben Sound “House
Sade “Immigrant
Nektar_Pro “Inspiring Hip Hop
Low Hanging Fruit “Jizz Jazz”
Hip Hop Banner “Star Spangled Banner Hip Hop Beat

Featured Quick clips:
Mary J Blige “What’s the 411
Drake ft Future “Grammys
Redman “Time 4 sum Aktion
Sheila E. “Glamorous Life
Kenkrick Lamar “Alright
Aloe Blacc “Love Is The Answer

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