Posts by BCListening

Rayson Chen

Rayson Chen

Rayson’s Chen’s parents, immigrants from China, had big dreams for their first child. They expected Rayson to become a doctor, lawyer, CEO. Instead, he wanted to become a high school history teacher. That didn’t go over well.

Hassan Iqbal

Hassan Iqbal

Hassan Iqbal never intended to become a cab driver. When he was a teenager in Lahore, Pakistan, he dreamed about becoming a doctor or an engineer. “But then I put my dreams in the back and said, ‘I have to make money for my siblings, my family.’”

New BCLP Exhibition Celebrates Brooklyn’s Immigrants

By Leah Shaw The Brooklyn College Listening Project celebrates the diverse, vibrant and unique city of Brooklyn with a new multi-media exhibition that opened this week in the Brooklyn College main lobby. The exhibition featuring the stories of immigrants and children...