ICC Brings Green Card Voices to Campus

December 05, 2018

December 3, 2018

Itasca Community College and the Grand Rapids Human Rights Commission paired-up to bring the Green Card Voices of Central Minnesota to Itasca Community College on Monday, December 3rd. Green Card Voices shares personal narratives of immigrants, fostering increased understanding of the human side of the immigration controversy. Additional sponsorship by FREC, the Bush Foundation, the Blandin Foundation, and LeadMN. Pictured in the photo above is ICC student Desmond Ruffin with Green Card Voices presenters Suud Olat and Monica Segura.

The Green Cards Voices exhibit will be on display at ICC until December 12th and then at the Grand Rapids Area Library until January 8th.

The Green Card Voices exhibit features 18 first generation immigrant and refugee stories from 12 different countries of origin. The stories that make up this exhibit are Central Minnesota stories, told by community members who live here, work here, and serve here. The exhibit features individual 8ft. tall full-color banners displaying highlights of each incredible and unique story. Each banner includes a portraits, their 200-word bio, a quote and a QR code (viewers can scan them with smart phone/ipad and watch the first-person video story).

MORE ABOUT GREEN CARD VOICES

In 2013, Green Card Voices produced their first touring photo exhibit “Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” as part of its mission to share immigrant stories with as many people possible. The exhibit featuring 20 Twin Cities’ immigrants has traveled to over 35 locations throughout Minnesota and has since evolved to meet high demand. In the past few years, Green Card Voices produced four additional exhibits in collaboration with their local partners in Central Minnesota, Willmar and Fargo, ND, and are now working on an exhibit in Atlanta, GA. For more about these additional exhibits, please visit the Green Card Voices website.

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