By Elliot Margolies
Cal Humanities, formerly known as the Humanities Council, was the first agency to fund the Media Center’s storytelling events called “Walk of DREAMers.” The storytellers are young adults who grew up undocumented and are hoping for a pathway to citizenship. Recently there is great uncertainty about whether they will continue to be protected from deportation by the Trump administration. Cal Humanities is honoring a new group of story project grantees and reached out to the Media Center to be part of the program. The event will take place at the Oakland Museum on September 13 and Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, from the “Walk of DREAMers,” will present an abbreviated version of her story.
You can see her full story here.
The Media Center’s project included stories from 11 DREAMers at three separate events that were videotaped. You can see the collection on the Media Center’s online archive of immigration stories called Made Into America.
In January, Elliot Margolies, the Media Center’s project coordinator, was invited to speak about the project to the Cal Humanities Board of Directors in Sacramento.