Immigration: A Gathering
Sunday, April 2 from 3 pm-6 pm at
Double Edge Theatre
948 Conway Road (Rt. 116)
Ilan Stavans will be moderating a discussion at Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield on Sunday, April 2. The purpose of the gathering is to bring the community together around questions of immigration and will examine the relationship between culture, community and democracy. We would like to invite all of the Words in Transit participants to be part of this discussion. Please join us for this special event and be part of the conversation.
Words in Transit podcasts
NEPR has released eleven podcasts featuring twenty-two stories from the Words in Transit series. There are another five podcasts planned between now and the end of June. You can find the podcasts on iTunes or at nepr.net.
Saturday, April 8 at 7 pm
White Square Books
86 Cottage Street
John Voci will be speaking about Words in Transit at White Square Books in Easthampton as part of the Easthampton BookFest. If you’re available, please join him.
We’ve had a number of Words in Transit events at bookstores and libraries over the past several months. Thanks to all of those who have participated and attended including Angelica Merino Monge, Hind Mari, Bryan Torres, Tito Gambarini, Heap Sin, Vira Douangmany Cage, Veronica Vaida, Sovann-Malis Loeung, Nayomi Dasanyake, Georges Annan-Kingsley, Fouad Abbood and Pranaya Bhatterai.
Words in Transit Scholarship Fund
Proceeds from the sale of Words in Transit benefit the Words in Transit Immigrant Scholarship fund at Holyoke Community College. In addition to funds raised from book sales, we’re also looking to raise other funds for the scholarship. If we’re able to raise at least $15,000 we can create an endowed scholarship for immigrant students attending HCC. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact John Vocci, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for being part of the Words in Transit project.
Past Events WORDS IN TRANSIT
Please join us to celebrate immigration in the Connecticut River Valley with presentations on Words in Transit: Stories of Immigrants, edited by Ilan Stavans.
A project of New England Public Radio and distributed by University of Massachusetts Press, this collection of oral histories unfolds multiple global realities rarely heard or considered. These are wrenching stories from all over the world, told by those who lived through them. They are also stories of resilience, triumph, and gratitude.Together with NEPR, UMass Press is sponsoring a series of events throughout the Valley to foster discussion about immigration. Each presentation will include an opportunity to hear stories from contributors and participate in discussion.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7 pm: Holyoke Community College, Leslie Phillips Forum, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke, MA. This event will also be the launch of the Holyoke Community College Words in Transit Scholarship Fund for immigrant students. Books available for sale by Odyssey Bookshop.
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 4 pm, Stockbridge Public Library, 46 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 7 pm. Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA. Books available for sale by Amherst Books.
Friday, December 2, 2016, 7 pm. Odyssey Bookshop, Mount Holyoke College, 9 College St, South Hadley, MA.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:30 pm. Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT.