Just released: How-to Manual for Digital Storytelling with Immigrants and Refugees!!
AFSC’s Area Office of the Carolinas has just completed a how-to manual for a model of our Storyology class: digital storytelling by immigrants and refugees.
In October 2010, NC Immigrant Rights Program Director Lori Fernald Khamala and AFSC Youth Arts Fellow Kali Ferguson developed and organized a class in Charlotte, North Carolina for local immigrants to learn how to tell their stories using 21st Century technology.
The city council of Springfield MA has unanimously voted to opt-out of participating in a federal anti-immigrant program that has been denounced by the immigrant rights movement and resisted strongly by governors - including Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick - other elected officials and law-enforcement representatives nationwide.
The council’s rejection of Secure Communities, the controversial federal program, came after intense efforts by a coalition formed by AFSC’s Western MA office. The resolution makes Springfield the largest city in New England to do so.
By Jennifer Piper, AFSC Colorado Interfaith Organizing Director
Over a year ago I brought together a core group of 10 people to think about how to start a visitation and family support and empowerment program. Those ten people formed a group called Colorado AID. AFSC staff are key members of this group, continue to steer it and have dedicated a phone extension to the group’s hotline.
An immigrant herself, Djenie Danjoint is an AFSC intern working on immigrants’ rights. Her mother allowed her to leave her native Haiti in a burst of hope for better opportunities for her daughter. Having to adjust to a new country and culture has influenced Djenie’s project choice. She works with immigrant communities in Charlotte creating 2-3 minute movies that tell individual stories. “I helped to write the stories and figured out what audiences needed to know [about the immigrant experience].”
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