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Meet the narrators and project team from Hola Cultura’s “DC Dreamers Oral History Project”

Moderated by Delia Beristain-Noriega

Since 2011, through research, oral history and storytelling, Hola Cultura has provided learning opportunities for teenagers and young adults. Their program participants educate the public about the humanities, artistic expressions, civic issues, and social justice.

In 2021, Hola Cultura, with years of prior oral history experience, launched a new project aimed at documenting and preserving the stories of young immigrants who have made their home in DC. By hearing these stories directly from those who lived them, the project allows better for better empathy and understanding of the experiences of young immigrants, including participants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (often referred to as “Dreamers”). Future researchers and students who engage with these stories will have a fuller picture of the immigrant experience in Washington, DC and the impact that growing up in a foreign country and programs like DACA can have on a young person’s life.

During this program we’ll hear from narrators and project directors what it meant to document this important part of DC’s history and culture.

After your register for this event, you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite AND you will receive a participant link in a separate email via Zoom. If you do not receive the email from Zoom, please contact Jasper Collier at jcollier@wdchumanities.org.

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