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“Walk of DREAMers” 2017

Here are poignant life stories from five DREAMers who grew up undocumented and persevered to build a meaningful and productive life. The special storytelling project was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, Survey Monkey, and the Acton Family Fund. It took place at the Midpen Media Center on April 23, 2017. The Full Event: Read More…

DREAMers share stories of triumph, loss, during intimate storytelling event

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/24/dreamers-share-stories-of-triumph-loss-during-intimate-storytelling-event/ April 25, 2017 by Tatiana Sanchez PALO ALTO — Ever Leon still grapples with the sense of loss. It was spring 2007. Leon, then a senior at Santa Clara University, had been offered a full ride to a prestigious graduate school in the Midwest. But the school rescinded Leon’s acceptance after he revealed he Read More…

You Never Know Where A Story Will Lead

“You never know where a story will lead.” says Elliot Margolies of the Midpen Media Center. In late June, Margolies teamed up with renowned Mexican American author Francisco Jimenez and six DREAMers to create an evening of stories at the Mitchell Park Community Center. DREAMers are those who came across the border as children with Read More…

“Walk of DREAMers” Video 2016

Here’s the video for the “Walk of DREAMers: An Evening of Stories” event from June 29th – cosponsored by the Midpen Media Center and the Palo Alto City Library. Francisco Jimenez was emcee and 6 DREAMers shared a poignant story about a life – undocumented.

Young ‘DREAMers’ to describe their undocumented lives in America

by Jay Thorwaldson As immigration roils national politics — from the White House to Congress and the Supreme Court, to states across the nation and even the presidential campaign — the stories of six “undocumented” young people from the Palo Alto area will add personal depth and poignancy to the issue. The stories will be Read More…

Community Stories Grant Received by the Media Center

The Midpen Media Center received a grant from California Humanities’ Community Stories initiative. California Humanities describes the initiative as an “expression of the extraordinary variety of histories and experiences of California’s places and people. (The stories) help us all find our commonalities, appreciate our differences, and learn something new about how to live well together.” Read More…