Public invited to immigrant stories
PUTNEY- On Tuesday, January 15, at 7 pm, the Putney Central School eighth-grade class invites the community to “Putney Immigrant Stories,” a public screening of short videos of people in the community who immigrated to the United States. The free screening will take place at Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill.
Each student was paired with, interviewed, and photographed an individual in the local community who was born outside the United States. Countries of origin of the community members include Afghanistan, Mexico, Japan, the Netherlands, Ghana, and Jordan. Students asked their community partners about their memories of childhood, their experience coming to the United States, amd their lives now. Each student produced a short video portrait of this individual.
As part of their “Putney Immigrant Stories” curriculum, students in teacher Leah Toffolon’s eighth-grade social studies class at Putney Central School partnered with the Vermont Folklife Center’s Education program to learn the fundamentals of ethnographic research, interviewing techniques, and media production.
For more information contact Toffolon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Evie Lovett at email@example.com.