Plaza Voices: Making It in America

Did you know that we have over 75 unique neighborhoods in Denver? We speak 145 different languages here! In our city, every immigrant has a story, and every community has a voice. The "How I Made It" program series broadcasts immigrant voices and sparks conversations between immigrants and native-born communities--about success and innovation, hard work and inspiration, challenges and opportunities. About making it here in America.

During the past year, libraries throughout Denver have hosted these new, interactive sessions, bringing together immigrant business owners, community partners, and regular library customers, as part of our ongoing Plaza program. These "How I Made It" events have included panel discussions, business showcases, and networking activities, all designed to bring people together, start lively discussions, and encourage burgeoning entrepreneurs.


Engaging with entrepreneurs like Fetien, owner of Konjo Catering, we come away excited, inspired, and, well, hungry!

Check out the wide array of business resources available through the Denver Public Library, and join the conversation at a Plaza program near you!

Plaza is a meeting place where people from all over the world connect with information, make new friends, and enjoy new experiences, building Denver’s global community.

To find a Plaza program near you, please see our events calendar.

Written by Amanda R. on April 18, 2014


Mustapha Issa-Bawa on April 27, 2014


Incredible is the art of cooking, understanding the fundamental and principles of cooking does not really originate from the class room. It's more of a birth right as an African woman, to learn how to cook.

I have actually always loved Fetien's cooking, when i was in Denver it was a ritual for me and the guys to visit her club for late evening brunch, yeah I liked my fingers all the time lol. Congratulations lady you are made and borne to feed the world mamma Africa.

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