Christopher Alvarez and Xiang Shen

CHRISTOPHER ALVAREZ is a disability activist, reporter and filmmaker based in Queens. His work has appeared in New New York, Columbia News Service, Mas Latinos and NY City Lens. He co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and acted in a feature film, El Padrino, about a disabled young man and his home aide on an emotional journey to avoid deportation by U.S. ICE agents in 2018. email: Twitter: @JournAlvarez Instagram: @ChristopherAlv__ and @theywantca XIANG SHEN is a multimedia journalist originally from Beijing, China. Prior to attending Columbia Journalism School, she graduated from the University of Washington, double majoring in journalism and French. Xiang interned at NetEase in Beijing, where she participated in brainstorms to develop story ideas and headlines, produced stories together with her colleagues and designed layout sfor the company’s online news platforms. Reach her via email at: Or find her on Twitter: @xxxiangshen and Instagram: 8eixi

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Articles by Christopher Alvarez and Xiang Shen