Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border
¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin!
Sun, Jul 14
Playhouse Gallery: Free
As our nation debates when and why people from other countries should be allowed to come to the United States, this exhibition invites you to meet Ana Claudia, Fernando, Gilberto, Jennifer, Mario, Cinthia, Panfilo and Saul, eight immigrants whose journeys began in Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Honduras who are living in Wisconsin today. Their stories told in their own words, together with their photographic portraits, offer a different entry point into the national conversation about immigration. This exhibition reminds us of our shared humanity, no matter where our journey began.
The Wisconsin Humanities Council partnered with Pulitzer-winning photographer Gary Porter, award-winning journalist Bill Berry and Centro Hispano of Dane County to produce the traveling exhibit and its associated website, wisconsinimmigrantjourneys.org.
Join us for a conversation with Bill Berry and Gary Porter about the power of storytelling to help us better understand the experience of immigrants in our state.
Gary Porter is a long-time newspaper photojournalist previously with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and is a six-time winner of Wisconsin News Photographer of the Year.
Bill Berry is an award-winning journalist and author who lives in Stevens Point.
This exhibit is a project of the Wisconsin Humanities Council, produced in partnership with Centro Hispano of Dane County with stories by Bill Berry and photographs by Gary Porter. Support for the exhibit and WisconsinImmigrantJourneys.org website comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alumni Circle of the Wisconsin Humanities Council.