From the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during WWII to Trump-era initiatives like the Muslim Ban and family separation, American policy has too-often framed immigrants, people of color, and religious minorities to be a threat. What can we do to cut through this cycle of fear and support change that honors the history of this country and the diverse people that built it?

Join us on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. for a thought-provoking discussion and hear the stories of those affected by these policies, what we can learn from them, and how to move forward.


  • Natalia Aristizabal, Director of Organizing, Make the Road
  • Paige Austin, Staff Attorney, New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
  • Tom Ikeda, Executive Director, Densho

About Think. Drink. Mingle.
Every summer, The Century Foundation hosts a series of events bringing together civically engaged professionals working in NYC to expand their networks and discuss policies that promise to build a better future—all while enjoying a spread of wine and cheese. Whether you’re new to the city, here for the summer, or just really enjoy meeting other incredibly smart people, you’re invited to join us as we share a drink (or two) and discuss issues that matter.