In November 2018, English In Action held a live storytelling event called Immigrant Voices at The Temporary in Willits. Six immigrant community members—four of whom were our students— were coached by Alya Howe of Writ Large in the art of storytelling in front of a live audience. Due to the success of the events at The Temporary, in May we produced Immigrant Voices Spring, which was graciously hosted by Aspen Chapel. We believe that storytelling can help us develop a deeper connection with members of our community who come from different backgrounds and life experiences.
We are thrilled to share these powerful and brave stories!
- full video, featuring Samuel Bernal, Krishna Thapa, Hazzell Chevez, Amanda MacCamant, & Nicholas Vesey (58:38 min)
- Jose Miranda, Venezuela (8:35 min)
- Rosa Contreras, Guatemala (6:55 min)
- Eeswar Atluri, India (8:21 min)
- Diana Cardenas, Colombia (11:51 min)
- Ignacio Pimentel, Mexico (14:34 min)
- Iliana Rentería, Mexico (9:28 min)
2017 Stories and Interviews
Our 2017 storyteller’s performances have been edited together with interviews on their stories. Enjoy these in conjunction with the discussion guide or on their own.
- Bernardina Bañuelos, Mexico (17:31 min) (promo only-1:39 min)
- Samuel Bernal, Mexico (16:07 min) (promo only-1:26 min)
- Miguel Carballo, El Salvador (17:55 min) (promo only-1:49 min)
- Shinta Damayanti, Indonesia (15:46 min) (promo only-1:32 min)
- Estela Garcia, Mexico (14:38 min) (promo only-1:49 min)
- Kristina Mace, Hungary (19:28 min) (promo only-1:29 min)
With the support of Aspen Community Foundation, we have created a discussion guide to be used by businesses, schools, churches, and community groups interested in deepening their awareness of cultural differences and the experiences of immigrants.
Please let us know you used the guide and give us feedback here.
MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS WRIT LARGE & THE TEMPORARY AND THE SUPPORTERS WHO MADE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE!