Migration Stories: Public Workshop with Mark Menjivar

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This is a dual image, two images combined into a single header. On the left is a series of books titled Migration Stories, each with a different color type. At right, a group of students talking with the artists during a public program about migration.
Mark Menjivar, Migration Stories. Photo provided by the artist.

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Quilt on a blue background, with text promoting Welcoming Week, a week to celebrate migrants and immigrants to the US and the rich culture they impart to our communities.
Welcoming Week 2020: Creating Home Together, September 12-20
Workshop
Sep 19, 2020 - 11 am–12:30 pm
Virtual Event
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.

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.

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.

Registration is required to participate in this free event | Register Now

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. 

Accessibility

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 kam-accessibility@illinois.edu