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Immigrant Stories: Digital stories of immigrants and refugees created by U of M students, Video Screening and Panel Discussion

Date: 05/08/2014

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: 1210 Heller Hall

Cost: Free

Description:

The Immigration History Research Center presents, "Immigrant Stories: Digital stories of immigrants and refugees created U of M students"

Immigrant Stories is an innovative project that uses interactive digital media to document and archive the stories of recent immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota and connect them to the rich history of immigration in the US.

The Immigrant Stories project broadly focuses on why and how immigrants and refugees came to Minnesota and what their experiences have been like since they arrived. We invite participants to tell their story by asking two main questions: “What is your immigrant story?” and “What tells your immigrant story?”.

It allows narrators to focus on a specific experience, issue, or life event through the choice of an object, photograph, letter, document, memento, song, etc. that tangibly represents this part of their history in Minnesota. This object will - with narrator permission - be digitized and archived to enhance the oral history as well as to contribute to a unique digital archive of contemporary immigrant and refugee life in Minnesota.

This event is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be provided.

Contact:

  • Name: Immigration History Research Center
  • E-mail: ihrc@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-4800
  • Sponsored by: Immigration History Research Center

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Immigration History Research Center at 612-625-4800.

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