#HumCitizen: New Tomorrow – Immigrant Stories of Kansas

Presented by:
Humanities Kansas
Current Initiative: Democracy and the Informed Citizen National Partner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding, Digital Humanities, History, Journalism Audience: All, Youth/Teen

This project explores and expands the ways that journalism is shaping conversations and perceptions of immigrants in Kansas. The council will commission immigrant profiles by student journalists, sponsor community writing sessions, and create neighborhood walking tours, which will be made available via a walking tour app. Trained field agents will extend the reach of the project into targeted neighborhoods by recruiting project participants. A journalism professor will facilitate the community writing workshops and oversee the student journalists.

OCTOBER 2018

Think & Drink featuring Sonia NazarioKansas City, KS – Pulitzer Prize-winner Sonia Nazario returns to Kansas as part of the Latino Stories of Kansas initiative. The award winning, national bestselling book, Enrique’s Journey, is a classic in the literature on immigration. It is now revised and updated, and Sonia Nazario is one of the country’s most powerful voices on the subject. This book is not just the story of one boy in search of his mother. It is the story of one million undocumented children living in the United States today.

From There to Here: Immigrant Stories of Kansas CommunitiesVarious locations, KS – Writing workshops to share immigrant stories. Nearly everyone has an immigrant story yet rarely do we have the opportunity to preserve it. Tell your immigrant story at this writing workshop facilitated by José Faus of the Latino Writer’s Collective. No previous writing experience necessary. Participants are invited to bring an object that is meaningful to them to inspire their writing. Workshop available in Spanish and English.

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