NYC LAUNCH PARTY: IMMIGRANT NATION

I recently learned of this new storytelling concept that is launching this month. There are a series of events including trips out to Ellis Island. This meetup is for the Thursday evening event - however feel free to go to the others. The organizer has said that there are some remaining tickets for Ellis Island (ie boat trip) that are free; this evening event is free as well. Hope to see you there.

Immigrant Nation NYC Launch Party April 24, at 7 – 10pm
Downtown Community Television Center, 87 Lafayette St., NYC
Join us for food, drinks and music as we celebrate the launch of Immigrant Nation!

MORE INFO ABOUT IMMIGRANT NATION (ALSO OTHER EVENTS YOU CAN ATTEND)

New Immigration Storytelling Project Unveiled at the Foot of the Statue of Liberty

NEW YORK—On the shores of Ellis Island, a ground-breaking project to capture and share stories of immigrants, past and present, will be unveiled later this month. Immigrant Nation is a first-of-its-kind multimedia project that shares immigration stories though documentary film, an interactive online storytelling hub and live events around the country. When the project launches April 22 on Ellis Island, visitors will get the first look at Immigrant Nation’s new online tools, have the chance to watch short documentary films by Immigrant Nation, record their own stories and add them to a live piece of art being created and installed at Ellis Island. “Ellis Island is the perfect place to bring this project into the world,” said Immigrant Nation Project Director Theo Rigby. “It’s hard to imagine a more symbolic place in the history of immigration to the United States.” 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island while it was operating as an immigration station, and it’s estimated that about 40 percent of Americans can trace their ancestry to immigrants who came through Ellis Island.

“Whether they arrived just recently or came to the U.S. generations ago, the millions of immigrants and descendants of immigrants who make up our nation have something important in common,” said Rigby. “They all have unique experiences, aspirations, and stories that deserve—and need—to be told. Immigrant Nation will bring those stories up to the surface and share them with the world.”

Launch Week schedule of events:

Two Days of Interactive Storytelling on Ellis Island
April 22–23, 2014
Schedule (both days): 9:30 or 10am Ferry departs
10:30am-12pm Add your story to our interactive story wall 12pm-12:30pm Film screenings
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch 1:30pm-2:30pm Story sharing, and a live demo of our Interactive Story Hub For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/550919008354511/


Immigrant Nation NYC Launch Party April 24, at 7 – 10pm
Downtown Community Television Center, 87 Lafayette St., NYC
Join us for food, drinks and music as we celebrate the launch of Immigrant Nation!

Immigrant Nation at the Interactive Playground, Tribeca Film Institute Interactive Day
April 26, at 10 am – 4:30pm
https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/2014_lineup

About the Immigrant Nation
Immigrant Nation is a new interactive storytelling project designed to collect a vast range of unique immigrant narratives and experiences and share them with the world. It comprises a series of short documentary films, live events that engage diverse communities in telling their individual and collective stories, and an online Interactive Story Hub that enables anyone to upload and share their personal tales.

More information: http://www.immigrant-nation.com/

This project is made possible with the support of the Tribeca New Media Fund, the MacArthur Foundation, Emerson Collective, Beker Foundation, Werner-Kohnstamm Family Fund, and our amazing Kickstarter backers.

Our launch partners include The Ellis Island Foundation, REV-, StoryCode, The National Domestic Workers Alliance, Street Vendors Project of the Urban Justice Center, Statue of Liberty National Monument, and International Sites of Conscience.

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  • Rosemarie

    Bridget, Do I need a ticket? I see you have something to print but my printer is not working.

    April 24, 2014

    • Bridget

      I'm just showing up, and spoke to the organizer a few weeks ago and she said a ticket was required for the Ellis Island trip not this event. Just email me if any issue and if we don't arrive at same time.

      1 · April 24, 2014

  • Susan G.

    So sorry to cancel out at the last minute, but my schedule has changed.

    April 24, 2014

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