The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota will be hosting a event to showcase digital stories of immigrants and refugees created by UofM students.
The stories is part of the Immigrant Stories project that seeks to collect and archive stories of immigrant and refugee experiences.
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 U.S.
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.
Visit the IHRC on the Web at www.ihrc.umn.edu.
Saengmany Ratsabout is the Program Coordinator of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota.