2020 was a year of tumultuous change, forcing Nashville to reckon with health disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic; the realities of systemic-racial inequality; and ongoing questions of what it means to participate in American democracy. In this episode of Next Door Neighbors, we'll explore each of these areas through the lens of Nashville's immigrant and refugee communities.
Nashville Public Television’s Emmy® Award winning Next Door Neighbors series looks at Nashville’s status as a new destination city for refugees and immigrants, and explores the rich diversity of people now calling Nashville home. Across the United States, mid-sized cities like Nashville, TN are experiencing unprecedented growth in their international populations. Together these communities are redefining the traditional international city on a smaller local scale. As our new neighbors rebuild their lives in Nashville, their experiences, contributions and conflicts impact the city, but they are challenged by isolation and barriers unknown to many Nashvillians. How Nashville addresses its changing demographic will be important for the future of similar communities across the country.
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