For immediate release
Exhibit: “Green Card Voices: Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories”
Date: March 12-May 27, 2019
Location: Irvine Community Gallery, Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday Noon-5 p.m.
Exhibit Admission: Free
MEDIA ALERT: New Free Exhibit Shares Stories of Immigrants to Minnesota From 22 Different Countries
“Green Card Voices: Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories” opens Tuesday, March 12 at the Minnesota History Center
Over the years, Minnesota and the Twin Cities have been shaped by many diverse immigrant populations. In the new banner exhibit, “Green Card Voices: Immigrants Telling Their Life Stories,” visitors can learn about the lives of people from 22 different countries—from Bangladesh to Cameroon to Bosnia and Herzegovina—who now live in Minnesota.
The participants represent a diverse range of professions and ages and arrived in Minnesota through many immigration routes—including as refugees, DACA recipients and through family reunification—but they all share one important trait: They now call the Twin Cities home.
In this exhibit in the Minnesota History Center’s free Irvine Community Gallery, visitors can view photographs of each immigrant and read bios of their unique stories. Then scan a QR code on a phone or another device to see first-person videos of each participant discussing their immigration experiences.
This exhibit was created by the Twin Cities nonprofit Green Card Voices. Its mission is to share personal narratives of America’s immigrants, fostering tolerance and establishing a better understanding between the immigrant and non-immigrant populations.
On Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Minnesota History Center and Green Card Voices will hold a free opening reception to celebrate the exhibit. The night will include performances by local immigrant artists, including cellist Nickolai Kolarov, and Tea Rozman-Clark, co-founder and executive director of Green Card Voices, will discuss her work. Other Twin Cities organizations will also be present to share their work supporting local immigrant communities.