In 2006, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) organized and sponsored an evening concert entitled “The Immigrant’s Voice in Hyattsville.”  The evening’s program consisted of two sets of performances.  The first being a Poetry Reading based upon works written by 4th year ESOL students of Northwestern High School entitled “Postcards from my Country”, followed by a performance of world-renowned Iraqi Oud virtuoso Rahim AlHaj: a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist.

With the success of the event, thanks to the participating students and their families, the Hyattsville CDC sponsored the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House’s 2008 evening event featuring the richly imagistic “Postcards from my Country” Poetry Readings of the 4th year ESOL students of Northwestern High School to the Hyattsville community.


[caption id="attachment_9355" align="alignright" width="233"] Celebrating the Immigrant’s Voice in Hyattsville[/caption]

The Immigrant Voice in Hyattsville, A Community Performance and Concert



The Poetry of 4th Year ESOL Students from Northwestern HS, Ms. Rebecca Roberts’ Class

Featuring Rahim Alhaj, Oudist

June 14, 2006


The CDC thanks the following for their support:

  • Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House
  • Northwestern High School
  • Beth Torah Congregation
  • Councilman Will Campos
  • Rebecca Roberts
  • Pete Reiniger
  • Flawn Williams
  • Joan Mood
  • Marialis Zmuda
  • Gloria Felix-Thompson

Related Articles and Press Below: