As an immigrant in New York City, Rosalind Tordesillas has looked to her Tita Margaret Gomez — who came to New York from the Philippines in the ‘70s — as a role model. In this episode of Call Your Elders the two New Yorkers remember their own resilience after 9/11, and Margaret offers inspiration for getting through this current moment.
Call Your Elders features conversations with immigrant elders — grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles — to hear how they are coping during the coronavirus pandemic. What have they learned over the years that can help the rest of us survive today’s challenges?
A Better Life? is a ten-part series about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on immigrants across the U.S. Read more about the series here.
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