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Immigrant Journeys

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"Thanks to my mentors I learned how to be one, and now I use this skill to support health initiatives in our Milwaukee communities."

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Journeys to Wisconsin from south of the border

A glimpse into the life of a stranger can invite us to empathize with others and reflect on our own life journeys.

Stories of people who emigrated here from homes in Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, and Uruguay. Today they live and work in Wisconsin. While the immigration of people from Mexico, Central and South America is being debated at the national level, here in Wisconsin many of us have not had opportunities to meet or get to know immigrants from these places.

We believe that their personal stories, told with the help of Wisconsin-based journalist Bill Berry and photographer Gary Porter, provide important perspectives. The website offers additional information to help us understand these stories in the context of history, policy, and our lives.

"Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin!" the traveling exhibit, was produced by Wisconsin Humanities in partnership with Centro Hispano of Dane County. The two organizations came together as natural allies in strengthening community ties and building understanding among neighbors.

This is a project of Wisconsin Humanities in partnership with Centro Hispano of Dane County with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alumni Circle of Wisconsin Humanities.

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