Services to Immigrants and Refugees

The Denver Public Library’s Plaza programming is specifically tailored to meet the needs of immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations. Plazas are a dedicated space for migrants from all over the world to connect with people, information, and resources, building Denver’s successful global community.

Plazas offer support for new immigrants including second-language conversation skills, citizenship, business networking, and more.

Plaza Voices

Women wearing American flag head scarves.

Plaza Voices: Fear and Strength in Numbers

Our regular contributor Naghem S. writes:

I don’t know how to start this, and I have been debating how to write this for a long time. So, I’m going to bite the bullet and just start.

I haven’t been afraid to go outside for a long time. In the past, whenever a terrorist attack occurred, I would go into a certain mind-frame, ready to apologize and validate my presence. I would go over scenarios and multiple “what-ifs.” I wasn’t afraid to go outside, but I prepared myself for battle against those who didn’t (or simply refused to) comprehend that I’m human.…

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