Creating New Stories of Immigration

Creating New Stories of Immigration


Ahilan Arulanantham

ACLU of Southern California

Dinaw Mengestu

Bard College

Sarah Stillman

The New Yorker Magazine

Narratives of immigration play a crucial role in shaping public opinion and public policy, but nuanced narratives are all too often missing or ignored. The story of the individual, model immigrant is exalted, but what of those who don’t fit this image? Panelists working from varying perspectives and platforms will discuss their efforts to create new forms of storytelling that represent the immigrant experience in all its contours and speak to those on multiple sides of the issue.

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Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner