Getting Here: Personal Stories Of Immigration, Migration, And Displacement

In this time of increasingly divisive rhetoric, policies, and politics around race, immigration, and national origin, personal stories are important. WRFI is hosting live storytelling event featuring 7 people telling their own, roughly five-minute, personal, or family, stories answering any or all of the following questions:

  • How did you get here? 
  • How did your family or ancestors get here? 
  • What kind of life have you and your family members found here in the US? 
  • How does the reality compare with the promise or myth of America? 
  • What does it mean to live in a "free country?” 

After the stories, host Raza Rumi of the the Park Center for Independent Media will moderate a 30-minute Q&A session with the storytellers.

Stories from the event will be broadcast later on WRFI and available on this website.

This event is part of the “How Did We Get Here?” exhibit and series at the CAP ArtSpace exploring migration and the rich multicultural heritage of Ithaca’s past and present and featuring an exhibit of political cartoons curated by Pedro Molina, the new Ithaca City of Asylum Artist-in-Residence.

Know someone with an interesting migration story? Please let us know.