ThisisEdafeOkporo

ThisisEdafeOkporo

By Edafe Okporo
A series about what it's really like to start a life in a new country as a political refugee.



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Can a T-shirt change the conversation about who immigrants are?

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Abolishing immigration detention César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández Author of Migrating to Prison
For most of America’s history, we simply did not lock people up for migrating here. Yet over the last thirty years, the federal and state governments have increasingly tapped their powers to incarcerate people accused of violating immigration laws. As a result, almost 400,000 people annually now spend some time locked up pending the result of a civil or criminal immigration proceeding. Further readings César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández Author of Migrating to Prison https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/opinion/immigration-detention-prison.html https://www.amazon.com/Migrating-Prison-Americas-Obsession-Immigrants/dp/1620974207 To learn more about my work please visit: www.edafeokporo.com
28:58
January 15, 2020
How to seek asylum in the United States
This is a podcast on how to seek asylum in the United States based on my experience as an asylum seeker and refugee in the United States, I work as the executive director of RDJ refugee shelter in Harlem. To learn more about my work and to contact me please visit: https://www.edafeokporo.com/
10:40
January 8, 2020
Mindset 2020, the advice you need to start your new year.
This lesson is centuries old, this philosophy has been popularized and sometimes mistaken for narcissism on social media. The core idea is to stop waiting for someone to choose you on their subjective list, learning to pick yourself. Listen to the podcast to learn more, visit my podcast page to listen to all the shows we did for 2019 www.edafeokporo.com/podcast
06:02
December 19, 2019
Publishing your first Art book With Mikael Owunna the author of limitless Africans
I’m joined today by someone who is no longer new to this journey. Mikael Owunna a photographer and Engineer. His debut art book Limitless Africans, is finally out. He joins me to discuss the journey of publishing is debut work and to inspire you to believe in your identity as authentic . To get a copy of his book or learn more about his work please visit https://www.mikaelowunna.com/
30:38
December 11, 2019
What will a $1000 do for LGBTQ equality
LGBTQ equality fight is a global fight, this episode of the podcast I spoke with two of the finalist who qualified for a fund I created, here is the response. Thank you for listening and for supporting our show, to learn more about the work I do please visit: www.edafeokporo.com/thepont
22:32
December 3, 2019
Asking for help is a strength and not a weakness
In our modern day society we need to recognize that strength does not co-relate to our ability to keep quiet when we need help on any particular issue we are facing. This podcast discuss about the importance of asking for help! To learn more please visit: www.edafeokporo.com 
11:50
November 26, 2019
Organization internal culture inspired by the leader
Not profit are messy but a leader openness to learn from his team, creates trust and changes the internal culture of the organization. To learn more please visit: RDJ refugee shelter
10:40
November 19, 2019
Why your image matter with AIMA consulting
You are going to a place where no one understands but you have to be consistent and keep your vision in mind. To learn more please visit https://www.aimaimageconsulting.com/ 
17:16
November 13, 2019
How to prevent burnout
Set outside time to do nothing, recovering from a set back in your life and business. 
09:00
November 10, 2019
The American dream is still here
I spoke with a hard working immigrant, a riso bike artist if you know what that is? for more info on the artist please visit AUTHORIZED TO WORK https://authorizedtowork.us/
20:25
November 6, 2019
You can only control how you play
This conclude the asylum podcast series, with a speech on what you have control over. It is one of the best action steps you can take in creating change.  Regular podcast will continue on this channel. more information please visit: www.edafeokporo.com/podcast
10:30
November 3, 2019
Writing your first book With Okechukwu Nzelu the author of the The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney
I’m joined today by someone who is no longer new to this journey. Okechukwu Nzelu a writer and teacher. His debut novel The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, is finally out. He joins me to discuss the journey of publishing is debut work and to inspire you to pick up your work from where you left it. To get a copy of his book please visit https://www.amazon.com/Private-Joys-Nnenna-Maloney/dp/0349701059
21:29
November 1, 2019
Storytelling is the responsibility of everybody
The Pont LLC is a full service media company helping brands tell their stories and empowering communities through storytelling. To watch the short film please visit: https://www.edafeokporo.com/short-film
10:34
October 31, 2019
Do you have what it takes to start a business
It’s extremely lonely and isolated to be a business owner, you need to have grit and interpersonal skill, this episode highlights the key leadership skills needed to launch your business. Learn more www.edafeokporo.com/thepont
10:27
October 28, 2019
The Asylum: Starting a business in a new country
Lessons on starting a business based on passion and growing without a business plan. To learn more about the fashion designer please visit: https://www.sylvianhyde.com/ and the investor please visit: http://www.modernchurchlady.com/changethenarrative/
21:51
October 25, 2019
The Asylum: Start Up
It’s all about your story To learn more about this business please visit: https://www.edafeokporo.com/ to learn more about Toby Thompkins work please visit: http://www.safioo.com/
16:37
October 21, 2019
Can a T-shirt change the conversation about who immigrants are?
Can a T-shirt change the conversation about who immigrant are? listen to a conversation with Dorothy Wetzel on why it is important to support immigrants, to learn more about this project, please visit: http://www.modernchurchlady.com/changethenarrative/
08:52
October 19, 2019
The Asylum: The decision to represent
How we fight for our lives as asylum seekers and refugees
10:36
October 18, 2019
The Asylum: Why do asylum seekers flee their country
Living in New York city as a new comer is harder than you can imagine. 
15:34
October 16, 2019
The Asylum: Introduction to Chapter 1
This is an introduction to a podcast about what happens when someone who knows nothing about a process starts one. It's called The Asylum. Introduction to the process of seeking asylum in America. 
02:17
October 14, 2019
The Asylum Trailer
This is a six part series about starting a life in a New country. The asylum is a series produced by The Pont LLC. More information please visit www.edafeokporo.com/portfolio
01:36
October 11, 2019
GRINDR with Jack Harrison-Quintana
 Jack Harrison-Quintana, M.A., is a Queer Latino activist, author, and researcher currently serving as the Director of Grindr for Equality. Grindr for Equality is a program to promote LGBTQ health and human rights by the world's largest queer dating app. Jack explained the four strategies of his work: Messaging, connecting Grindr users with local LGBTQ organizations and information Research, raising the voices of the community of users by engaging them in participatory research App architecture, bringing social justice into the product itself, including in the areas of health, trans-inclusion, and safety Funding, providing small grants to LGBTQ organizations working on the ground around the world We discussed key projects under Jack's leadership such as Kindr Grindr, the language access program, and sexual health reminders on the Grindr app. Podcast Host Edafe Okporo, Author of BED 26, Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in the United States. Visit my website https://www.edafeokporo.com/
31:54
June 3, 2019
MAKING GAY HISTORY with Eric Marcus
Eric Marcus is an American Non fiction writer. His works are primarily of LGBTQ interest. The #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. In addition, Eric has written articles and columns for the New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, and Newsweek. The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945–1990, which won the Stonewall Book Award. Other topics he's addressed in his writing include suicide and pessimistic humor. Podcast Host Edafe Okporo, Author of BED 26, Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in the United States. Visit my website https://www.edafeokporo.com/
43:55
June 3, 2019
Yearning to breathe free speech by Edafe Okporo
  The New York Public Library host the public forum, I was invited to present a keynote during the immigrant heritage month on the topic Yearning to breathe free, listen to the speech and music by Ani Cordero. I spoke about how polarized we have become as a result of divisive politics. To learn more about this concept and how to help visit https://www.edafeokporo.com/book Music as written by Ani Cordero “Voy Caminando" and "Corrupcion" from my most recent album, Querido Mundo. The third song is the John Lennon song, imagine cover by Ani Cordero. Podcast Host Edafe Okporo, Author of BED 26, Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in the United States. Visit my website https://www.edafeokporo.com Tweet @edafeokporo
18:35
June 1, 2019