Immigration Experiences with Greensboro Occasion Sequence | artwork
“Our experience is that people want these books,” he said. “There’s a lot of interest out there. The series is also a way to focus on it. “
Greensboro has a vibrant and diverse immigrant population and is home to every Campus A Refuge, the New North Carolina Center, the American Friends Service Committee, and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
Immigration Stories offer people the opportunity to hold public readings, panel discussions, and conversations with writers, scholars, and their neighbors.
It includes multiple panel discussions, a student poetry presentation, and the opportunity to hear immigrants and refugees from the community tell their own stories.
It begins with How the Immigration Experience Affects Our Stories on October 3rd at 7pm in Scuppernong, 304 S. Elm St., Greensboro.
The panel discussion moderated by Deonna Kelli Sayed consists of Patrice Gopo, Tsitsi Judge and Stephanie Elizondo Griest.
Gopo writes essays on race, immigration, and belonging. She is the child of Jamaican immigrants and was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Her new book is “All the Colors We Will See”.
Jaji is a Zimbabwean poet and academic who teaches global black literature, music, and cinema at Duke University. Her most recent book is a volume of poetry entitled “Beating the Graves”.