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Education & the Future of Himalayan Immigrant Communities

A Long Table Conversation with Rinchen Tara of YindaYin

Saturday, July 13, 2019
11:15 AM–12:00 PM

Himalayan immigrants form some of the newest immigrant communities in the United States. Many immigrants from the Himalayan region struggle with generational, cultural, educational, and language gaps. Navigating the complex education system in this country is a particular challenge, due to the lack of adequate resources and mentorship.

Join members of YindaYin Coaching, one of the pioneer organizations supporting Himalayan immigrant communities, as they discuss how young leaders are creating a safe learning environment for the next generation to thrive in this country.

The Rubin Museum invites you to take a seat at the table. Throughout our Year of Power, we are hosting The Long Table, an open-source participatory project conceived by artist and activist Lois Weaver, which provides a forum for visitors and community groups to engage in a series of conversations on sharing power.

About the hosts

Rinchen Tara obtained her BA from Duke University in international comparative studies and is beginning her MA in education at Columbia University’s Teachers College this year. Born into a semi-farming family in Tibet, Rinchen is one of the first children in her region to attend school, let alone university. She believes that education should not be taken for granted, and she hopes to impart that respect for knowledge to her students.

YindaYin’s mission is to enhance educational opportunities for underserved populations, particularly immigrant communities in Queens, New York. As a pioneer organization supporting the Himalayan immigrant community, YindaYin is working to create a safe learning environment for the next generation to thrive in this country, through innovating learning models and community empowerment projects.

Free with RSVP