“If all of us tell our stories, it enriches us, and it enriches the world.  It helps to really break down those walls and build the bridges that we need.” – Sarah Bringhurst Familia

In this episode, we are exploring the term “migrant”.  We will look at some of the injustices and similarities across different migrant communities.  What can we learn from each other’s experiences and how can we be more open-minded towards migrants relating to our shared experience of seeking home?

We talk to Amy K. Levin, editor of a new book called Global Mobilities:  Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives.  Amy’s book provides a wide range of voices on the subject of migration.  We will find out what museums and archives are doing to not only preserve the stories of migrants, but also to engage immigrant and native communities.

Additional links from episode:

MeLa* Project– European Museums in an age of migrations

“…European nations are experiencing unprecedented mobility patterns, not only in terms of volume but also diversity amongst and within migrant groups…On the other hand, the accelerated migration of goods, images, ideas and information is significantly transforming contemporary political, social and cultural contexts…”

“Foto Zoekt Familie Project” at the Tropenmuseum- Digital Repatriation Project connecting families to archived photo albums.

“Residues of Border Control”– is a photo series by Susan Harbage Page that documents the objects left behind along the US- Mexico border along the Rio Grande River.  The objects are the refuse of not only migrants but also of the border control officers, all of which tell the story of migrants along the Mexico and American border.

Please Don’t Call My Child a Third Culture Kid– This is the article that Sarah references about the labels we apply to migrants.

And, hear more from Fozia in our interview with The Matatu Kitchen (Episode 7)!