Green Card Voices Exhibit

February 1 - February 29, 2016 (Exhibit)

Green Card Voices: Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories

Co-Sponsored by the Justice Commission of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Green Card Voices: Stories Reception
Thursday, February 4, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Come for an evening of rich stories and conversation around the immigrant experience.

 


We're here. We have a story. We play a role.

Launched in 2013, Green Card Voices’ (GCV) mission is to share various stories of our nation’s 40 million immigrants and put a human face to the current immigration debate. Simply, GCV hopes to introduce immigrants to their neighbors.

GCV focuses not only on capturing individual stories, but also on demonstrating the incredible breadth of the immigrant population. GCV wants to show that immigrants work on our farms, serve our food, teach our children, create our technologies, and start our Fortune 500 companies.

Utilizing web-based video storytelling, GCV is traveling the country and listening to those with the courage to share their journey, documenting each story in an authentic and unbiased way. The chronicles of those whose stories GCV captures are both awe-inspiring and thought provoking, portraying the diversity of the immigrant experience in the United States.

Immigrants have played a vital role at each turn in our nation’s history, and they continue to do so today. By sharing these stories, GCV can instill a sense of pride in our nation’s immigrant population and thank them for all of their contributions


Green Card Voices: Stories

 

Majra Mucić was born in Bosnia, coaches youth basketball and volleyball, and works for Land O' Lakes International Development. Spoken word poet Ibé Kaba comes from Guinea and Sierra Leone. Kim Vu Friesen, a retired counselor in the Minneapolis schools, came to the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Artist Cruz Eli Lara Silva, born in Mexico, infuses his art with Aztec influences.

Come meet Majra, Ibé, Kim, Cruz, and Tea Rozman-Clark, Executive Director for GCV, in an evening of rich stories and conversation around the immigrant experience. This special event will launch the exhibit installation at Wisdom Ways, “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories.” 

Listen to Marja's story

Listen to Ibé's story

Listen to Kim's story

Listen to Cruz's story

WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

COST: Free; please RSVP


Art exhibits can be viewed on the ground level of Cardondelet Center, Monday-Friday and weekends. Please click the above exhibit links to find out showing times and other information for each of the exhibits.

Building Hours February 23 - February 29
Building opens at 8:30 am unless otherwise noted below.

Tuesday, February 23: Close at 8:45 pm

Wednesday, February 24:  Close at 8:30 pm

Thursday, February 25:  Close at 8:30 pm

Friday, February 26:  Close at 6:15 pm

Saturday, February 27:  8:30 am-3:30 pm

Sunday, February 28:  Building Closed

Monday, February 29: Close at 9:30 pm