“Newest Americans: Stories from the Global City”–Presentation in DH Lab October 5

Newest AmericansIn a series of presentations and interactive conversations, Newest Americans co-directors Tim Raphael and Julie Winokur will discuss how their documentary and storytelling project is salvaging local immigrant histories in and around Newark, NJ.

Newest Americans works with grassroots organizations and local communities to bring to public attention the lives and voices of people that have been underrepresented in official histories. Raphael and Winokur will speak about some of their projects and collaborations and share how they employ the methods, mediums and practices of storytelling to engage and empower local communities in innovative ways.

They will describe how their collaboration brought together a public university, a media production company, and a photography agency to develop dynamic storytelling around contemporary and archival materials. And they will share how this effort has resulted in numerous public forums, curriculum development, an online multimedia publication, and distribution of the content through major media outlets including the New York Times, National Geographic, and The Atlantic

“Newest Americans: Stories from the Global City” will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2016 in the UWM Digital Humanities Lab, 2nd Floor East Wing, UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures, the Chipstone Foundation, Digital Humanities Lab at the UWM Libraries, and The Center for 21st Century Studies.