Valley City  (CSi)  “Where do you come from? Stories of Immigration” will be held at the Barnes County Museum on Thursday September 7, 2017, at 7:00 pm.

Speakers include three students featured in the book, Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Fargo High School. The three students are Muhend Abakar (Sudan), Esperance Mfurakazi (Congo), and Pal Garung (Nepal). Dr. Emily Fenster, Assistant Professor in the Social Science Department at VCSU, will moderate the evening.  We all have a story! Come just to listen or come and share!

This event is being held in conjunction with a traveling exhibit sponsored by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church that will be at the Barnes County Museum through September 12. The exhibit features panels with the pictures and stories of 15 students. Each panel also includes a QR code, which links to a short video about the students’ stories.

The goal of these projects is to raise awareness about and understanding of the immigrant experience. Both the exhibit and the event are free and open to the public. The event is hosted by the campus-community organization “What in the World is Going On?”  For more information call (701) 845-7321.