On Tuesday, April 25 at 5:00 pm, the College of Staten Island Center for the Study of Staten Island (CSI-SIP) will present Wilma Jones for an exploratory talk based on her recent study regarding African immigrants on Staten Island.

These immigrants, largely from countries plagued by political and social unrest, have migrated to the United States, in general, and Staten Island, in particular, seeking political asylum and educational opportunity.

In her study, Professor Jones looks to the leaders in the African community in Staten Island to identify recurrent issues faced by this population.

Wilma Jones, Chief Librarian and Associate Professor at CSI, is an immigrant from Sierra Leone, West Africa, a country that suffered civil war from 1990-1999. She is also the co-founder of Nah We Yone, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports African refugees and asylees in the New York metropolitan area.

The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25 at the College of Staten Island Library’s Archives and Special Collections, building 1L, room 216. For more information, please call (718) 982-4128.

Co-Conveners: Richard Flanagan, Associate Professor, PEP & James Kaser, Associate Professor, CSI Archives.