2004 Summer/Fall Edition
members assigned to CCHR's Staten Island Community Service Center
were instrumental in bringing together members of both the Mexican
and Liberian communities for a late September picnic and soccer
game. The event gave the two communities an opportunity to learn
more about each other and build a strong foundation of living
and working together in harmony. The afternoon gathering featured
a variety of ethnic food, a friendly but serious soccer match,
loads of conversation between the two groups, and ample opportunity
to make new friends.
The event - sponsored by the Staten Island Immigrants Council
which was founded by the Commission and El Centro de Hospitalidad
in March 2004 - was part of a larger effort to better the lives
of Staten Island immigrants, especially newer immigrants.
The Staten Island Immigrants Council meets monthly to discuss
various immigrant concerns, especially education, jobs, and breaking
the language barrier.
helped bring together Staten Island Liberians and Mexicans for an
afternoon picnic and soccer match. The Liberian team beat their
Picture: Joel Wintermantle - Staten Island Advance