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Lara Smith-Sitton

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This presentation will share the results of a textual analysis project that included the review of immigrant stories of resettlement in the US, including specifically the work of the Green Card Voices project to better understand the common experiences and narratives inherent in the stories of young immigrants resettling in the US. What are their shared experiences? How are their resettlement experiences similar? Who would benefit from hearing these and other stories—and how can we share them more broadly? As more and more immigrants become a part of our local communities, it is important we welcome them with open arms. Without getting to know them, however, welcoming them may be a difficult task. Therefore, research into their lives and explorations into how we can better serve student immigrants is essential. This research project provides an understanding of how to better serve immigrant communities, and how we may bridge certain gaps between immigrant communities and American society through storytelling.

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Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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Deeper Insights: Textual Analysis of Immigrant Stories: Understanding the Shared Experiences and Backgrounds of Immigrant Storytellers

This presentation will share the results of a textual analysis project that included the review of immigrant stories of resettlement in the US, including specifically the work of the Green Card Voices project to better understand the common experiences and narratives inherent in the stories of young immigrants resettling in the US. What are their shared experiences? How are their resettlement experiences similar? Who would benefit from hearing these and other stories—and how can we share them more broadly? As more and more immigrants become a part of our local communities, it is important we welcome them with open arms. Without getting to know them, however, welcoming them may be a difficult task. Therefore, research into their lives and explorations into how we can better serve student immigrants is essential. This research project provides an understanding of how to better serve immigrant communities, and how we may bridge certain gaps between immigrant communities and American society through storytelling.

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