Schedule of Events: Immigration Stories

How the Immigration Experience Impacts Our Stories
Authors Panel Discussion with Patrice Gopo, Diya Abdo, Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Moderator: Deonna Kelli Sayed
Wednesday, October 3 at 7pm – Scuppernong Books

Immigration and DACA on the Ground
What is DACA and how does it work? What is the process for applying for asylum or refugee status? What is the process for legal immigration. Our panel leads us through the labyrinth.
Sharon E. Dunmore, Daniel P. Karlsson, Gate City Legal Services
Moises Serrano, Maria G. Cortez-Perez, DACA Recipients
Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm – Greensboro Central Library, Nussbaum Room

There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge
of American Immigration
Ali Noorani, Author and Executive Director, National Immigration Forum
Monday October 22 at 7pm – Scuppernong Books

Children’s Books: Other Countries, Other Experiences
Miranda Paul (One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia) and Baptiste Paul (Adventures to School, The Field) talk about the Immigrant Experience and writing Children’s books from outside the American Culture
Moderator: Gale Greenlee
Friday, October 26 at 5:30 pmScuppernong Books

The Immigration Experience in Short Story
May-Lee Chai, Useful Phrases for Immigrants: Stories
Thursday, November 1 at 7pm – Scuppernong Books

Newcomers School Presentation
The Newcomers School of Greensboro provides up to one year of focused instruction for
immigrant and refugee students new to the United States.
A presentation of poetry and fiction from students of the Newcomers School.
Sunday, November 4 at 3pm – Scuppernong Books

Community Conversation: A Conversation with Local DACAmented Leaders
Join Endy Mendez, Giovanna Hurtado-Vargas, and Irving Zavaleta-Jimenez in a conversation about their DACA experience and their hopes for the future.
Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm – Scuppernong Books

Greensboro Community Conversation
Immigrants and Refugees in Our Community tell their own Stories
With the possible participation of a resident in sanctuary
Moderators: Diya Abdo, Rev. Julie Peeples
Sunday, November 25 at 4pm: Congregational United Church of Christ


This project is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.