Mark Menjivar, Migration Stories. Photo provided by the artist.
Welcoming Week 2020: Creating Home Together, September 12-20
Sep 19, 2020 - 11am–12:30pm
Virtual Event

Migration Stories is an oral history project focusing on personal narratives of how we arrived to where we are now. Participants in this virtual event (via Zoom) will be invited to listen to recorded migration stories from the local community and explore their own migration narratives.

Organized by the New American Welcome Center at the University YMCA and Krannert Art Museum as part of Welcoming Week 2020. Co-sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina, Art Education in the School of Art + Design, and LLS Cares. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Committee.

In 2019, San Antonio-based artist Mark Menjivar published a multi-volume artist’s book featuring migration stories from seven partnering institutions, including Krannert Art Museum. During a 2016 artist residencyMenjivar worked with graduate students from the School of Art + Design to conduct oral history interviews on the University of Illinois main quad. 

Menjivar and fellow artists in Borderland Collective presented Northern Triangle, an art exhibition focused on histories of migration between the United States and Northern Triangle countries—Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

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Participants will be given instructions to pick up a free copy of Menjivar’s book of migration stories from Champaign-Urbana. Here is a link to purchase the full set, especially for public libraries.

This program will be conducted in English. 


Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. This virtual event will be closed captioned via Zoom. If you have questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation, please email