Green Card Voices to Record Stories of Immigrant Youth from Wellstone

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IMG_7208MINNEAPOLIS – (September 12, 2015) – Monday through Wednesday, September 21-23, Green Card Voices will record 30 immigrant stories of youth currently enrolled at Wellstone International High School. This is a collaborative project between Intermedia Arts Youth Media, Wellstone International High School and Green Card Voices. We will conduct oral history interviews with 30 high school students from Wellstone International HS who are first-generation immigrants to the U.S., and create a series of exhibits and documentary films showcasing their stories. After a year-long collaboration, this project will culminate in classroom and public screenings as well as discussions of the stories recorded. A self-standing exhibit featuring these stories will be produced that will tour different high schools. (more…)

A New Ellis Island Here in Minnesota?

IMG_2433Article Published by MSR News, Written by Charles Hallman

September 9, 2015

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. reached a high of 12.2 million in 2007, and now is at 11.3 million — about 3.5 percent of the nation’s population. The center also noted in a July article that Mexicans make up nearly half of all undocumented immigrants; six states — California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and Illinois — make up 60 percent of undocumented immigrants. Over five percent of the country’s labor force consists of undocumented immigrants, and about seven percent of K-12 students have at least one undocumented immigrant parent.

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