Sharing Our Story partners with Pittsburgh Playback Theatre, Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh and the JCC of Pittsburgh Center for Living Kindness and Civic Engagement to present digital stories created by Northview Heights teens and a public discussion about creating a welcoming community.
City of Asylum, 40 West North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Sharing Our Story partners with Pittsburgh Playback Theater and Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh to share digital stories created by Northview Heights teens and a public discussion about creating a welcoming community.
Throughout our history, political oppression, famine, violence and religious persecution have motivated people to make their way to our shores. Learn what it means to be part of the new American Dream through the experiences of individuals who have come here recently and others who, once new, are now established in our society.
Among the speakers will be two of our workshop participants: Dominic Fratangello, whose family immigrated from Italy during the time of World War II; and Rebecca Suarez Ruiz, who recently immigrated with her family from Mexico.
To RSVP, visit the event page.
This interactive exhibition, organized in conjunction with Emigration–Immigration–Migration, will grow over time, highlighting YOUR stories through writing, audio and photographs. In addition, we will feature Immigration Journeys: Old and New, a series of videos sponsored by the Allegheny County Library Association and produced at the Whitehall Public Library, in which long-term residents and newly arrived refugees and immigrants tell their stories.
For more information about the exhibit and Opening Reception, explore the event page.