Welcome to the 2017 MLA Annual Conference! This year’s theme is Radical Librarianship - the power of libraries to provide access to the truth, strengthen our community voices, create opportunity for exploration and innovation, and assist our patrons to build a better future. Libraries have always been radical, but what does Radical Librarianship mean for us today? Join us at the 2017 MLA Annual Conference to help shape that conversation!
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Thursday, October 5 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Featured Session: Using Storytelling to Uplift Immigrant Voices: Panel with Immigrant High School Students

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In this session, two immigrant high school students and Green Card Voices' Executive Director Tea Rozman Clark will share about how the book series “Green Card Youth Voices” helped empower young immigrants through sharing their stories. In 2016, GCV partnered with Wellstone International High School in Minneapolis to record and publish 30 stories written by immigrant students. This model has been replicated in Fargo, ND and St. Paul, MN. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of recently arrived immigrant students. You will see the broad impact of the project as it directly strengthens young immigrant voices while also working to navigate this particularly divisive time in our history. 

Green Card Voices (GCV) is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit that shares first-person immigrant stories in order to foster tolerance and understanding between immigrant and nonimmigrant communities.


Dr. Tea Rozman Clark

Co-founder and Executive Director, Green Card Voices (GCV)
Dr. Rozman Clark was born in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia) and it was there at age 15 that she experienced the effects of war first-hand. She was so profoundly moved by her experience that she vowed to do everything she could to help those whose lives had been unjustly disrupted... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
Meeting Room 102