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Upcoming Events:

1. EDU conferences Galore

In the coming weeks Tea Rozman Clark, the Executive Director of Green Card Voices will be speaking and exhibiting at several Conferences and Educatioanl Fairs and promoting the new Teaching Guide and Green Card YOUTH Voices book at various locations, including:

– TC 4th Social Justice Fair, Minneapolis, MN on Oct 21, 2016
– 3rd annual Minnesota English Learner Education Conference,  Minneapolis,  MN on Oct 13-15, 2016
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Minnesota Council for the Social Studies Conference “Inspiring Local Learners in a Global Community”, Verizon Wireless Center, Mankato on Feb 26-27, 2017 

Past:

Panel Discussion: The Power of Immigrant Stories

Date and Place: Thursday, Feb 4 ( 7-8:30  pm), Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, St. Paul, MN

Majra Mucić was born in Bosnia, coaches youth basketball and volleyball, and works for Land O’Lakes International Development. Spoken word poet Ibé Kaba comes from Guinea and Sierra Leone. Kim Vu Friesen, a retired counselor in the Minneapolis schools, came to the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Artist Cruz Eli Lara Silva, born in Mexico, infuses his art with Aztec influences. Come meet Majra, Ibé, Kim, Cruz, and Tea Rozman-Clark, Executive Director for GCV in an evening of rich stories and conversation around the immigrant experience. This special event will launch the exhibit instillation at Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories.” The exhibit will be on display from February 1 – February 29 at Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality.

Panel Discussion: The Power of Immigrant Stories

Date and Place: Sunday, Jan 16 ( 11:00 – 1:00 pm), Eden Prairie Library, MN

On September 20 2015, Green Card Voices is holding a Panel Discussion at the Eden Prairie Library where the self-standing exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” will be on display from Dec 15 – Jan 30, 2016. Featured panelists are Irene Ruderamn Clark from Guinea, Amit Kachru from India and Masami Suga from Japan. Join us in a stimulating conversation hearing experiences about great immigrant stories. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

Exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” opens at the Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN (Nov 17 – Dec 15, 2015)

Date and Place: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm,  Ostander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union  

On Nov. 17 2015, Green Card Voices  and The Honors Human Relations and Multicultural Society Class at the MSU@Mankato are holding a Kick-off event at the Ostander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union  where the self-standing exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” will be on display from Nov 17 – Dec 15, 2015. Mankato resident and GCV immigrant storyteller Caludia Madrigal from Portugal will share her story and the benefits of immigrant digital storytelling. Join us in a stimulating conversation hearing experiences about great immigrant stories. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

Panel Discussion: The Power of Immigrant Stories

Date and Place: Sunday, Sept 20 ( 1:00 – 2:30 pm), Brooklyn Park Library, MN

On September 20 2015, Green Card Voices is holding a Panel Discussion at the Brooklyn Center Library where the self-standing exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” will be on display from Sept 15 – Oct 30, 2015. There will be a cello concert performed by a fellow immigrant, Nickolai Kolarov from Bulgaria. Other featured panelists are Ibé Kaba from Guinea, Amit Kachru from India and Kim Vu Friesen from Vietnam. Join us in a stimulating conversation hearing experiences about great immigrant stories. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

 

Twins Day at the Market (Panel Discussion: The Power of Immigrant Stories & exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories”)

Date and Place: Saturday, Sept 12 ( 2:30 – 3:30 pm),  Midtown Global Market , Minneapolis, MN

On September 12 2015, Green Card Voices is holding a Panel Discussion at the Midtown Global Market where the self-standing exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” will be on display for a day to commemorate the ROBERTO  CLEMENTE  DAY. Four diverse immigrant storytellers including  Ibé Kaba from Guinea, Irma Marquez-Trapero  from Mexico, Kim Vu Friesen from Vietnam and Beatriz Martinez from Colombia will share their stories and answer any questions you might have. Join us in a stimulating conversation hearing experiences about great immigrant stories and remember the national baseball legend and humanitarian Roberto Clemente.

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FORUM: Changing the Dominant Narrative: The Power of Immigrant Voices (final program)

Date and Place: Wednesday, Sept 2 (1-10 pm), Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN (Facebook event page)

Early Bird Ticket: $15 (all day), $10 (7-10 pm), General Ticket: $25 (all day), $20 (7-10 pm) You can buy your ticket via Eventbrite or on the day of the event

On Wednesday, September 2, Green Card voices and its partners, friends and allies will come together to empower, share support and exchange experiences with immigrant storytelling at this daylong forum. We will explore how immigrant stories are told, and who tells them. Do we tell our stories well? How far goes our reach? Do we see an impact in our community? Inspired by conversations with storytellers, partners, and individuals/entities that do similar work, we wanted to create a forum to share those experiences and navigate the more intimate parameters of the pursuits that motivate each of us.

The Forum event will consist of two Roundtables: “Immigrant Storytellers: How good are we in telling our stories?” (1 – 3 pm) and “Immigrant Voices in Schools, Libraries and Galleries: Lessons Learned” (3:30 – 4:30 pm) and a workshop “Framing: Who Tells Our Stories” (4:45 – 5:45 pm).  Official Green Card Voices Curriculum will be presented at 6-7 pm. GCV has been working on its curricula for the past year with the help of two grants it received from the Center for Urban and Regional Development (CURA), which enabled them to hire its Curriculum Developer Veronica Quillien, first generation immigrant from Cameroon.

Starting at 7 pm, Green Card Voices will celebrate its 2nd anniversary with an opening of their latest exhibit “Come Met Your Neighbors: Immigrant Voices in the Community”. Buffet dinner and live music will be available till 10 pm.

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Panel Discussion: The Power of Immigrant Stories

 Date and Place: Aug 6 (6:30pm), Plymouth Library, MN

On August 6, Green Card Voices is holding a Panel Discussion at Plymouth Library where we currently have a self-standing exhibit until August 14, 2015. There will be a cello concert performed by a fellow immigrant, Nickolai Kolarov from Bulgaria. Other featured panelists are Ibé Kaba from Guinea, Shakun Maheshwari from India and Bo Thao Urabe  from Laos. Join us in a stimulating conversation hearing experiences about great immigrant stories. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

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An Evening of Stories: Green Card Voices of Minnesota

Date and Place: Thursday, July 30 (Reception begins at 5 pm), The Goodness Coffee House, Willmar, MN

Panel Moderator: dr. Tea Rozman-Clark

Green Card Voices will hold an exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” in Willmar during the month of August 2015 in partnership with the Willmar Lakes Area – Vision 20/40. The reception will be held on July 30, 2015 at 5 pm. After the reception a panel of Willmar immigrants moderated by the Executive Director of GCV, dr. Tea Rozman Clark will follow.

Immigrant Herritage Month

Immigrant Story Recording: June 9, 11, 12 (9 am – 9 pm), Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Exhibit: “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories”: June 1-30, 2015,  Arlington Hills Community Center and Dayton’s Bluff Library in St. Paul, MN

This year Green Card Voices is participating in the second-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists, and thought leaders to gather and share inspirational stories of American immigrants.

To celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month, Green Card Voices will display over 60 immigrant stories in an exhibit titled “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” during the month of June in the Arlington Hills Community Center and Dayton’s Bluff Library in St. Paul, MN. On June 9-12, Green Card Voices will be adding to their digital library by recording new immigrant stories at their location in Minneapolis, MN (Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S). Contact us at info@greencardvoices.com if you or someone you know would like to share!

 “Green Card Voices’ strategic vision is to establish itself as one of the nation’s leading authorities on community collaboration and the immigrant experience”, stated Dr. Tea Rozman Clark, executive director of Green Card Voices and 2015 Bush Leadership Fellow. “We have long advocated for the creation of Immigrant Heritage Monthand believe that an annual, nation-wide celebration of immigrants in the US is well overdue. What is essential about this celebration is that it is inclusive to all of this nation’s immigrants, regardless of country of origin.”

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Green Card Voices and 2015 Twin Cities World Refugee Day 

Date and Place: Saturday, June 20, 2015 (12 – 5 pm), Arlington Hills Community Center, St Paul, MN

During the entire month of June our exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” will be exhibited in the Arlington Hills Community Center and Dayton’s Bluff Library. This exhibit features photographs, written biographies, quotes, and first-person narrative videos telling 100 immigrant stories from Minnesota, California, and New York.

Green Card Voices is very excited to partake in the 9th World Refugee Day festivities and will have a table at the Resource Fair right outside the Community Center. Our table will be shared by another amazing non-profit organization Upwardly Global that just opened it doors in Minnesota. If you are a work-authorized, skilled immigrant looking to rebuild your professional career in the U.S. please contact Upwardly Global. Minnesota is home to over 100,000 refugees.  On this day we will honor the diversity of culture and experiences the refugees are bringing to our community.

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Festival of Nations 2015

Date and Place:   April 30 – May 3, 2016 RiverCenter, St Paul.

A. RECORDING STUDIO at the RiverCenter, St Paul, MN

In 2014, Green Card Voices embarked on a wildly successful pilot project at Festival of Nations 2014, recording 10 unique immigrant stories. This year, the GCV will be expanding the project to record up to 32 immigrant oral histories during Festival of Nations 2015! Anyone born abroad and living in the US for more than 5 years can participate! (Suggested donation is requested, but not required.)

B. BOOTH 

Green Card Voices will have a booth where we will be showing the videos about new Americans. We will also be presenting our on-line digital library of immigrant stories (www.greencardvoices.org/videos) and other multi-media resources teachers can use free-of-charge in their classroom.

Recital “Immigrant Experience” and Green Card Voices exhibit

Date and Place:  April 19, 2015 ( 3 pm) , Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University

The Roseville String Ensemble (RSE) is a non-profit, community orchestra that is committed to presenting to the community quality, free, concerts in the Roseville area.  Some of the repertoire to be presented includes the premier of an arrangement of the film music for Sweet Land by Mark Orten and Echorus by Phillip Glass which will be presented with poetry written by a diverse body of students from Stillwater High School (The movie Sweet Land told the story of a Scandinavian immigrant woman early in Minnesota’s history.)

3rd Annual Gala: The Power of Immigrant Story

Fundrising event to benefit Green Card Voices

Date and Place:   Saturday April 18, 2015 (5:30-9 pm)

Dinner, Silent and Live Auction,  Music Performance: MacPhail Community Youth Choir                      Keynote Speaker: Tony Oliva  Emcee: Gustavo Mancilla

We are organizing our Third Annual Fundraising Gala for Green Card Voices, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, and would love for you to join us!

Founded in late 2013 Green Card Voices has a simple idea; provide an internet and social media portal where immigrants tell their story of how and why they came to America, as well as their challenges and immense contributions. Thus far we have interviewed and recorded stories of over 100 immigrants from all walks of life, and hosted many exhibitions in libraries and schools.

The Fundraising Gala will take place on Saturday, April 18 2015, starting at 5:30 pm with a cocktail hour, continued with a sit down dinner, speakers and a wonderful and entertaining MacPhail Community Youth Choir. This evening will be sure to inspire, entertain, and fill your stomach! We’ll share how far we’ve come and what we hope to accomplish and what we need to get there. There will be a silent and a live auction, too! Help us build the largest video library of immigrants’ stories in America! gala-promotion-graphic-2015-website.jpg

Gallery Exhibit: 100 Stories – 365 Days, Immigrants Telling Thier Life Stories ON TOUR  in St. Paul and Mahtomedi 

Date and Place: (1) December 9, 2014 (4:30 – 7:30 pm) – SEED Summit,  St. Paul’s North High School Forum, (2) December 10 – January 14, St. Paul’s North High School lobby, (3)  January 15 – February 4, Tartan High School, (4) February 4 – 27, Mahtomedi High School

Co-presented with Educational Equity Alliance, this exhibit features photographs, written biographies, quotes, and first-person narrative videos telling 100 immigrant stories from Minnesota, California, and New York. Putting a human face to the current immigration debate, these stories share the experiences of 100 of our nation’s 40 million immigrants. These chronicles are both awe-inspiring and thought provoking, portraying the diversity of the immigrant experience in the United States. Come meet your neighbors.

Green Card Voices Video Screening

Date and Place:  February 21, 2015 ( 10:00 am screening; 10:30 am  Q and A) , New Brighton Community Center, MN (click here for directions)

In Spring of 2014 Green Card Voices partnered with Twin Cities Slovenians to record the life stories of two of its members, Mary Gorshe Manning and Yul (Julko) Yost. Mary is the ONLY GCV immigrant storyteller that has arrived to the US through Ellis Island, and one of the few that has travelled by boat to get here. Please join for the screening and Q & A. Come meet your neighbors.

Around the World on New Year’s Eve

Date and Place: December 31, 2014 ( 5 pm) – Jan 1, 2015 (1 am), Gandhi Mahal, Minneapolis, MN

This year Gandhi Mahal Indian Restaurant has partnered with Green Card Voices and Macalester’s International Student Program to throw a New Year’s Eve party that will be remembered! Tickets to this event included a special dinner buffet at Gandhi Mahal restaurant from 5pm-10pm, with appetizers and champage to follow for the count-down to 2015. Also included in this celebration was live music, an international-themed quiz with prizes, dancing, henna painting, games, and much more. This event was family friendly. 10% of the event’s proceeds will go to support Green Card Voices. Purchase your tickets early and mark your calendars!

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Green Card Voices at the SEED Summit

Date and Place:  December 9, 2014 (4:30 -7:30pm), St Paul’s North High School, MN

This year their Summit will focus on the issues around Immigration. Over 100 teachers from the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale school district (ISD 622) are expected to meet over a three hour time period.

The National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum engages teachers, college faculty, parents, and community leaders from all subjects, grades, and geographic locations to create gender fair, multiculturally equitable, socioeconomically aware, and globally informed education. SEED  stands for Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity.

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Give to the Max Day 2014

Date and Place:  November 13, 2014 (virtual event)

Green Card Voices was celebrating Give to the Max Day on November 13th, 2014! Together we raised $3,596 in donations  to support recording and sharing of immigrant stories. Thank you to our generous Board of Directors who matched our donations!

GCV Presentation at the Social Justice Club

Date and Place:  November 12, 2014 (2:50 pm), Academy of Hold Angels, Richfeled MN

Art Gallery Exhibit: 100 Stories – 365 Days, Immigrants Telling Thier Life Stories

Date and Place:  September 4 – October 25, 2014 Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Co-presented with Intermedia Arts as part of their Catalyst Series, this exhibit features photographs, written biographies, quotes, and first-person narrative videos telling 100 immigrant stories from Minnesota, California, and New York. Putting a human face to the current immigration debate, these stories share the experiences of 100 of our nation’s 40 million immigrants. These chronicles are both awe-inspiring and thought provoking, portraying the diversity of the immigrant experience in the United States. Come meet your neighbors.

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Green Card Voices of Macalester:  9 International Alumni Stories (Click HERE to view the film)

Date and Place:  October 15 2014 (6:30 pm reception; 7 pm  film screening; 8:15 pm Q and A),  Macalester College, John B Davis Auditorium, St Paul, MN.

What are the personal stories behind Macalester’s internationalism? Together with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based digital storytelling organization, Macalester students invited nine international alumni to campus to share their life stories.

Working collaboratively with Professor Kousha’s Immigrant Voices class and Professor Shandy’s Ethnographic Interviewing, Culture and Globalization, and Cultural Anthropology as well as Macalester’s Alumni Office, Green Card Voices recorded the stories of 9 Macalester International Alumni and will host a campus-wide event to screen the stories. Join us for a screening of these narratives on Wednesday, October 15. The evening will begin with a short reception and following the film, a question and answer session will be held with alumni and student participants.

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Panel Discussion:  GCV Immigrants Telling Their Stories

Date and Place:  October 2 (4:30 pm – screening of GCV videos & snacks, 4:45 – 6 pm panel  and Q&A), Macalester College, Institute for Global Citizenship (Davis Court in the Markim Hall building),  St Paul, MN

Working collaboratively with The Ametrica Projectfour Green Card Voices storytellers – dr. Tea Rozman-Clark (Slovenia), Yazdan Bakhsh (Afghanistan), Kim Friesen (Vietnam) and Masami Suga (Japan) will share their stories with newly arrived international students and their local student mentors. The Ametrica Project brings domestic and international first year students together to promote the development of greater intercultural sensitivity through dialogue and a series of ephemeral escapades. 

The panelists will do thier best to answer some of the following quesions: What were the unforeseen challenges of integrating into a new community in the US?; What is a memorable misunderstanding that you had with someone due to coming from a different country or culture?; Did you experience culture shock?; How have your values or beliefs been challenged in the US?; Will you share some expectations you had of America versus what you found to be reality when you arrived here?; Did you struggle with feeling connected or maintaining connection with your home culture after you moved to the US?; Students at Macalester often struggle to define where home is for them… Where you would call home?; Do you have any advice for first year international students for adapting to this new country, or Minnesota more specifically?

GCV Anniversary Event: “100 Stories in 365 Days”

Date and Place:  September 6 (6-9 pm), Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Emcee: Mr Gustavo Mancilla, Univision Minneapolis/St. Paul; Keynote Speaker: Ms Marcia (Marci) Malzahn, Tradition Capital Bank; Speakers: Mr Miguel Ramos (Minnesota Twins) and  Ms Mary Voelbel (Upwardly Global, San Francisco Office); Music performances: StoLyette (Russian music), Dr Nickolai Kolarov (classical & Balkan cello) and Patrick Sullivan (Irish guitar tunes).

Event Sponsors: Minnesota Twins, UCare, Fredrickson & Byron, P.A., the Bush Foundation, Morgan and Stanley, Tradition Capital Bank, the Minneapolis Foundation,  FOX Sports North, the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®Coldwell Banker Burnet,  and Metropolitan Transportation Network.

Green Card Voices celebrated its first anniversary and commemorated the occasion of thier 100th completed story, calling the event “100 stories – 365 days.” They brought together the first generation immigrants that shared their stories with GCV during its first year of organization and gave their families, advocates and other members of the community, a chance to meet and gather. The event was held at the Intermediate Arts Gallery where the 100 immigrant stories are exhibited on photographs, written biographies, through quotes and most importantly, via first person narrative video stories. The event included food from three different immigrant entrepreneurs – Bangladeshi, Mexican and Ethiopian (who have shared their story) and entertainment by musicians who also shared their story.

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Recording Macalester International Alumni Stories

Date and Place:  September 12-14 2014, Macalester College, Weyerhaeuser Boardroom, St Paul, MN

Working collaboratively with Professor Kousha’sclass and Professor Shandy’s , and as well as  Green Card Voices will record the stories of 9 Macalester International Alumni and to host a campus-wide event to screen the stories.

Thanks to funding from a number of on-campus sources, including the Sociology Department, the Anthropology Department, the Provost’s Office, and some external funding, 30-40 Macalester students will have the opportunity to participate in this collaborative project (thier roles will include greeting and hosting alumni participants on campus during the taping, setting up the studio, assisting the photographer, assisting with social media PR efforts, organizing the campus screening, assisting with the graphic design process for PR, assisting with editing the footage, and communicating with alumni participants, among other tasks).  Students will meet with Dr. Tea Rozman-Clark, an oral historian and the Executive Director of Green Card Voices, to learn more about the project, its goals, and students’ roles in recording and promoting the stories. We will screen the completed stories at a campus-wide event at Macalester during class on Weds, Oct 15 in John B. Davis auditorium.

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GCV booth at the IndiaFEST

Date and Place:  August 16 (12-6 pm), St Paul Capital Grounds, MN

Green Card Voices will have a booth where we will be giving information about our organization. We will also be presenting our on-line digital library of immigrant stories (www.greencardvoices.org/videos) and other multi-media resources teachers can use free-of-charge in their classroom. Our booth will be shared by another amazing non-profit organization Upwardly Global that just opened it doors in Minnesota. If you are a work-authorized, skilled immigrant looking to rebuild your professional career in the U.S. please contact Upwardly Global.

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Recording immigrant stories at the Intermedia Arts

Date and Place: August 12 – 15 (9 am – 3 pm), Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN

This August GCV is planning to record 7  more stories in Minneapolis in order to hit the FIRST 100 STORIES target for September 6th anniversary event! Intermedia Arts filming studio in Uptown, Minneapolis. Contact us at info@greencardvoices.com if you or someone you know would like to share!

Recording immigrant stories in San Francisco, CA

Date and Place:  June 18 – 25 2014,  Upwardly Global, San Francisco Office, CA

Green Card Voices team is pleased to announce it will be recording its  first 30 stories of first generation immigrants living in the Bay Area. We are delighted that we were able to partner with an amazing non-profit organization called Upwardly Global, whose mission is to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate them into the professional U.S. workforce.

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4th Annual Diversity Networking Event

Date and Place:  Monday May 12 (6-9 pm), Target Field, Minneapolis, MN

We are delighted that Tea Rozman Clark will be giving a speach  at this special event that will bring together many different diversity advocated 0 corporate and non-profut – so that together we can make a bigger impact in our communities.

Festival of Nations 2014

Date and Place:   May 1-4, RiverCenter, St Paul.

A. RECORDING STUDIO at the RiverCenter, St Paul, MN

New this year is that Green Card Voices will be recording immigrant oral histories during the Festival of NationsAnyone born abroad and living in the US for more than 5 years can participate! Priority will be given to immigrants coming from countries not yet represented in the Green Card Voices Library (click here to see the full list). If you would like to share your story send an email to info@greencardvoices.com to schedule your time in the recording studio. During the recording session, all participants will be asked EIGHT open-ended questionsA total of 25 stories will be recorded on May 2, 3, and 4.

B. BOOTH – Green Card Voices will have a booth where we will be showing the videos about new Americans. We will also be presenting our on-line digital library of immigrant stories (www.greencardvoices.org/videos) and other multi-media resources teachers can use free-of-charge in their classroom.

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Global Issues Forum

Date and Place:  Fall 2014 (jointly sponsored by the United Nations Association of Minnesota, the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers and the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church) at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church (511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403),

Presentation: THE POWER OF IMMIGRANT STORIES by dr Tea Rozman Clark, Executive Director of Green Card Voices

2014 Women of Color Student Conference; Loving Each Other Harder: Women of Color, Community and the Intersections of Our Identities

Date and Place: March 29, 2014 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus.

Presentation:“Using Personal  Narratives to Transform Community Perspectives” by dr Tea Rozman Clark, Executive Director of Green Card Voices & dr Roxanne Prichard and Maxine Johnson, St. Thomas University   More information at: https://diversity.umn.edu/women/wocsummit

Book Presentation by Yazdan Bakhsh

Date and Place: Saturday March 22, 2014, Hosmer Library

Fundraising Evening for Green Card Voices: The Power of Immigrant Stories

Date and Place: Wednesday March 12, 2014 at the Target Field, Minneapolis, MN

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Sandra Vargas, President and CEO of The Minneapolis Foundation; EmCee: Ms. Aisha Friswold, President and Chairman of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Minnesota; Music Performance: Dr. Nickoali Kolarov, classical cellist.

Green Card Voices would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all event sponsors: Minnesota Twins, India Minnesota Association, UpNet Technologies, Hemisphere Companies, Fredrickson and Byron, P.A. and the International Institute of Minnesota. Raffle items were donated by: Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, Parasole (Uptown Cafeteria), Fika – Café at the American Swedish Institute, Gardens of Salonica, the Nomad Bar and the Neighborhood forest.

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Presentation: The Green Card Voices

Date and Place: March 8, 2014 at the Augsberg College, Minneapolis

Dr Rozman-Clark presented the work of Green Card Voices at the Augsburg University to future K-6 “regular” classroom teachers, who emphasize work with the ELL students, and the immigrant and refugee students.

Installation of the Green Card Voices Exhibit

Date and Place: March 2, 2014 at the Central Library, Downtown Minneapolis

During the month of March 2014 a portion of the exhibit has been displayed in the glassed-in case in the lobby of the Minneapolis Central Library.

Thank you so much for connecting  Minneapolis Central Library with an offer of a Green Card Voices display. The library is proud to celebrate the diversity of new Americans and pleased to recognize the contributions of immigrants to so many facets of American life.  I know that many of our patrons paused at the display to read the inspirational stories and reflect on their own family history as immigrants to this country.

Marcelyn Sletten, Senior Librarian, Hennepin County Minneapolis Central Library

Fundraising Evening for Green Card Voices

Date and Place:December 14, 2013 at Gandhi Mahal, Longfellow, Minneapolis

Speakers: Mr Roy K Woodstrom, Head Librarian, Hennepin County’s Hosmer Library and Matt Streit, Lake Harriet School Teacher; Emcee: Ms Beatriz Martinez;  Music performances: Band Axolotl (Mexican folk music son jarocho); Mr Joy and Miss Savannah Islam (keyboard & guitar) and Mr Paddy O’Brien (Irish folk music).

Green Card Voices would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to all event sponsors: Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, Lake Wine & Spirits and AV for U. Raffle items donated by : Aspen Builders & Remodelers Inc, Flamingo Restaurant, Moon Palace Book, Fireroast Café, Parka Restaurant, Seward Coop and Poppy Togs and Clogs.

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Presentation: Green Card Voices 

Date and Place: Nov. 26, 2013 at the Lake Harriet Public School, Minneapolis

Dr Rozman-Clark presented the work of Green Card Voices to five different classes of 6 and 7 grade students attending the Language Arts Class (teacher: Mathew Streit).

Green Card Voices Exhibit

Date and Place: October 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm at the Hosmer Library, Minneapolis

A. PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Our hope is that the traveling exhibit will help promote our mission, which is sharing the stories of America’s immigrants with an aim to foster tolerance and establish a better understanding between the immigrant and non-immigrant population. The exhibit will be on display from October 2, 2013 through January 1, 2014. The exhibit is comprised of 35 panels that will include a portrait of an immigrant, their 200-word bio, a quote and a QR code (QR codes give viewers a chance to watch the videos, too!)

B. PANEL DISCUSSION– with Ruhel Islam (Bangladesh), Tea Rozman Clark (Slovenia), Seble Asefa (Ethiopia) and dr Nickoali Kolarov (Bulgaria): STORYTELLING AND IMMIGRANTS. Four first-generation immigrants that shared their story with Green Card Voices will convey how and why they came to the U.S., why they shared their story, which is now available on-line and as part of the travelling exhibit,  and how they experienced the whole oral history recording process.   Prior to the Panel Discussion dr  Nickolai Kolarov (Bulgaria)  and Raluca Gheorghiu (Romania) will perform classical music from Eastern Europe on cello and piano.

Festival of Nations 2013

Date and Place:  from May 1-4, RiverCenter, St Paul.

BOOTH – Green Card Voices will have a booth where we will be showing our first nine videos of new Americans. We will also be presenting our on-line digital library (www.greencardvoices.org) of immigrant stories set to GO LIVE in September 2013.

Green Card Voices would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to our 15 dedicated volunteers who worked in the GCV booth over the course of four days.


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