Seeking Peace, Finding Balance

Imam Shamsi Ali, leader of Musjid Al-Hikmah and president of Nusantara Foundation, talks about being an Indonesian Muslim in America. In this video interview he shares revealing truths about embracing a culture of peace and oneness.   Photo caption: on the left are some of the Indonesian-American women that I met at Masjid Al-Hikmah, while filming …

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Life in A New World: The Cultures We Bring with Us

This television episode of Life in A New World is dedicated to the foreign cultures that we bring with us, how to harness their strength and avoid crisis. When the CDC published the 2013 Youth High Risk Behavior Survey, people in the field of mental health gasped. The report showed staggering numbers of Latina teenagers …

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The Hundred-Foot Journey: Change Isn’t Coming, It’s Already Here

Migration is narrowing the distance among the people of the world and Hollywood is curious about it. That’s the formula behind The Hundred-Foot Journey, the cinematic adaptation of Richard C. Morais’ bestselling novel, directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Juliet Blake, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. A simplified rendition of Morais’ fiction, the movie …

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How Immigrant Women Make in America: TV Interview with Dr. Fiona Citkin

Today’s episode (10:00 am on Bronxnet, C68 Verizon and C34 Fios) is all about us, the foreign born American women who bring a “healthy diet” of grit, creativity and tenacity to our adopted land, as featured guest Dr. Fiona Citkin puts it. But how do immigrant women find success in a society that doesn’t always value …

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Finding Success in A New World, Panel Conversation: the TV Show

The United States of America has been populated by multitudes, waves upon waves, of newcomers. Despite that, and despite being rejuvenated with each new arrival, creating a successful life as an outsider remains a huge challenge. In this episode of Life In A New World, which airs today at 10:00 a.m. on Bronxnet (Cablevision ch. …

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