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1. RECORDING IMMIGRANT STORIES (brochure)

picstitch Macalester shootTo date we’ve recorded over 230 life stories of immigrants coming from 95 different countries. Our storytellers are first generation immigrants who have moved to the US during their life time and have lived in the US a minimum of 2 years. All immigrants that decided to share their story with GCV are asked six open-ended questions. In addition, they are asked to share personal photos of their life in the country of birth and in the US. The video narratives are edited down to 5 minute videos filled with personal photographs, intro, outro, captions, logo and background music. We share these video stories on our website www.greencardvoices.org  and Green Card Voices YouTube Channel.  If you would like to share your story send an email to info@greencardvoices.com to schedule your time in the recording studio. Our regular recording studio is located at the INTERMEDIA ARTS, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. On occasion, a different venue is used.

Here’s an inside look into our recording process!

 

If you’ld like to partner with us to record stories of first generation immigrants that are your employees, alumni, clients or neighbours – contact us! To date we have partnered with nonprofit organizations (International Institute of Minnesota, Upwardly Global, Swedish American Institute), corporations (MN Twins), government etities (Willmar Vision 2040), universities (Macalester College) and schools (Wellstone International High School, Fargo South High School). You can view the GCV documentary produced for Macalester College: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPSviyBjE3Q.

2.TOURING EXHIBIT   “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories”(brochure)

intermedia-exhibit-imageIn 2013,  Green Card Voices produced the touring photo exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” as part of its mission to share immigrant stories with as many people possible. The exhibit featuring 20 Twin Cities’ immigrants has traveled to over 35 locations (see below) throughout Minnesota and has since evolved to meet high demand.

adjusted-youth-exhibit-photoIt includes portraits of immigrants, their 200-word bio, a quote and a QR code  (viewers can scan them with iphone/ipad and watch the first-person video story). The videos are a novel way to engage with the audience and has been received with positive reviews.

In the past year Green Card Voices produced four distinct exhibits in collaboration with our local partners:

 

 

  1. TWIN CITIS EXHIBIT                                             Contact: info@greencardvoices.com (please see Brochure)
  2. GREEN CARD YOUTH VOICES EXHIBIT            Contact: info@greencardvoices.com  (please see Brochure)
  3. CENTRAL MINNESOTA EXHIBIT                         Contact: natalie@unitecloud.org 
  4. WILLMAR EXHIBIT                                               Contact: Willmar Lakes Area, Vision 2040
TWIN CITIES EXHIBIT (managed by GCV)
Hennepin Technical CollegeBrooklyn Park and Eden Prairie CampusNov 1- 30, 2017
Minneapolis Government Center300 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN Oct 1- Oct 30, 2017
Ramsey County Library -SHOREVIEW4560 North Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN 55126
Aug 1-31, 2017
Ramsey County Library - MAPLEWOOD3025 Southlawn DrivE, Maplewood, MN 55109
Jul 1-31, 2017
GREEN CARD YOUTH VOICES EXHIBIT (managed by GCV)
Hopkins High School2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305Jan 1 - 31, 2018
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School2924 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408Nov 1- 30, 2017
Rochester High School Rochester, MN Oct 7-Nov 1, 2017
Minnesota Library Association conference "Radical Librarianship" Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN Oct 5-6, 2017
CENTRAL MINNESOTA EXHIBIT (managed by #unitecloud, Natalie Ringsmuth, natalie@unitecloud.org)
Multicultural FairMonticello, MNApr 29, 2017 (Speaker: Ayan Omar, GCV storyteller)
St. Cloud Technical and Community College: "Student Success Day"1540 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN 56303Oct 26, 2016
(GCV storyteller Haji Yussuf keynote; and GCV storytellers Rebecca David and Nejah Ibrahim hosted a panel discussion)
Conversation on RaceSt. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center,
10 4th Ave S, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301
Oct 18 2016 (7:30-10:30)

3. EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

In the coming weeks Tea Rozman Clark, the Executive Director of Green Card Voices will be speaking at several Conferences and educational Fairs and promote the new Teaching Guide at various locations. 

PUBLIC SPEAKING
Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference: Radical LibrarianshipRochester, MN Oct. 5, 2017Tea Rozman Clark , keynote
Edina's Human Rights and Relations Commission Edina, MNAug 14, 2017Zaynab Abdi, panelist
Alliance for Community Media Annual Conference: Rivers to CrossMarriott Minneapolis City Center, Minneapolis, MN.July 12, 2017Tea Rozman Clark , opening keynote
Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) St. Olaf, Northfiled, MNMay 6, 2017Tea Rozman Clark presentation
Welcoming InteractiveAtlanta, GAApril 19-21, 2017Tea Rozman Clark presentation, Table
MN Council for the Social Studies Conf.: "Inspiring Local Learners in a Global Community"Mankato, MNFebruary 26-27, 2017 Tea Rozman Clark presentation, Table
Minnesota Community Education Association (MCEA) Leadership DaysSt. Cloud, MNFeb 16-17, 2017Tea Rozman Clark speaker (2/17 from 9:45-10:45 am)
American Swedish InstituteA Night of Social Wonder: Under Told StoriesJan 20, 2017Tea Rozman Clark panelist
Loft Literary CenterPerformance Hall at Open Book: Big IdeasDec 6 2016Tea Rozman Clark panelist

4. Diversity and Inclusion Trainings

picstitch MacalesterGreen Card Voices offers workshops that help enhance cultural competency around the immigration in Minnesota and beyond.

Titles include: Immigrant Storytelling, The Power of Immigrant Storytelling, Using Personal Narratives to Transform Community Perspective, etc.

In addition to workshops, we are happy to speak at your events, conferences, and panel discussions to teach about topics related to immigration, changing face of America, stereotypes, etc. We primarily serve educators (professional development conferences), government workers (Hennepin County), corporations (MN Twins),  religious groups (Sisters of St. Joseph) and students (St. Paul College, Macalester College).

Our speciality are moderated panel discussions comprised of four diverse first generation immigrants usually in combination with our exhibitions.

Spread the Word

If one of the stories has touched you – we want to know! If a story taught you something new – tell us about it! If you showed GCV videos in your classroom, community group or to your family or friends – we want to hear it! Oral histories provide a rich collection of immigrant voices and experiences. We encourage you to share what you’ve learned and how the stories impacted you.

Contribute your thoughts and comments on GCV videos on YouTube.  Exchanging opinions about immigration and commonly held myths stimulates us to grapple with different cultural issues in a respectful, thoughtful, and productive way.

Host a Taping Session

Want to help us record more stories? Then volunteer to have a one day filming at your place!  We are currently looking for new locations across the country to film new stories and need a space large enough for our set and equipment. There are a total of three people in the crew – project manager/interviewer, photographer/videographer and make-up artist. We tape three stories over the course of one day while at your place. Here are a few of our production requirements: provide a well-lit, spacious comfortable living-room area large enough for our set and equipment.

Volunteer

Volunteers are a crucial part of our organization. Working as one team, we combine skills and experiences to create positive change. Offer your skills and experience to help enhanced our organizations cause.  We are currently looking for: video editors, graphic designers, writers, teachers, web professionals, and event assistants.

Intern

Many wonderful students from St. Olaf College, University of Minnesota, Macalester College, University of Northwestern – St. Paul and Art Institutes International MN have been working with us over the years. We offer year round internships on semester basis. Please check out our internship opportunities for a videographer, video editor, program associate and graphic designer & social media specialist.

Share Your Story

We are touring the country looking for compelling stories to tell about immigrants from all walks of life. If you are interested in sharing your story through our website, please introduce yourself to us so we may contact you about upcoming opportunities.


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