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Suitcase Stories
Saturday, November 21, 8:00PM EST
Saturday, December 05, 8:00PM EST
111 Your Street, Your Town, MA 02139

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Suitcase Stories® features foreign- and US-born residents sharing powerful and inspiring stories of refugee and immigrant life. Featured nationally on PBS, Suitcase Stories® exposes the complexity of immigrant experiences through entertaining and informative real-life stories. The Suitcase Stories® series provides a way to dig beneath the headlines, exposing audiences to the complexity of migration issues, and directly impacts local services for immigrants and refugees. 


Suitcase Stories® at Your Home will feature six storytellers stories from Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Mexico, and Somalia. The storytellers include:
November 21st (Watch the Nov 21 stream here): 
  • Dancer and choreographer Jean Appolon
  • Biogen Engineer and MIT alum Luis Cardenas
  • Massachusetts State Representative for the 17th Middlesex District Vanna Howard
  • Music by Mozambique-born musician Albino Mbie
December 5th: 
  • GIS Specialist and writer Chandreyee Lahiri
  • Dean of Equity and Inclusion at the Cambridge School of Weston and artist Rosanna Salcedo
  • Employment Specialist at the International Institute of New England Yusif Abdi

This performance may include content that might be disturbing to some audiences.

This livestream is free so that people hit hardest by Covid-19 can participate. If you are able to donate, please do so generously. All donations received will be split between the International Institute of New England and Global Arts Live. The speakers will receive guaranteed compensation.

Presented in association with International Institute of New England 

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