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Angel’s Immigration Story: Courage and Fortitude

It was cold and snowy that day. We got stopped by the police. Oh, es la migra ya nos vamos patras. Oh, it’s immigration we’re now going back. But instead, the police had a dog that smelled  for drugs and other illegal weapons. The dog licked the sugar donuts that we had just bought. Until this day, I don’t like ... Read More »

Immigration Story Christina Bergmann: Sweden to the Land of Disney

The year was 1954 when Christina left Sweden where she had spent the first six years of her life. The sun was high in the sky and reflected off the huge boat bobbing in the port. Her hands were clasped over a suitcase handle as she and her family walked on the boat with hundreds of other people. She looked ... Read More »

Immigration Story Daniel Guevara: Odyssey From Guatemala

My name is Jorge Rey (name changed to preserve anonymity). I am patient. I am outgoing. I am humble. I am one of a kind. I happily live in Hayward CA with my wife, two sons, daughter-in-law and my one year old nephew who I adore so much. I was born in 1974 in Guatemala. I  lived with my grandparents ... Read More »

Lesson Plans

We’ve collaborated with numerous teachers – mostly in History or Literature – to conduct an Immigrant Story unit. The interactive workshop focuses on interviewing skills and writing narratives from interviews. Students work with peers and their teachers to create a narrative about someone in their family (or in some cases a friend) that is published – along with photos and ... Read More »

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