ideastream’s The Sound of Ideas, Nov 4, 2021
For most Americans, you can look back at our lineages and find that our families and ancestors came here from somewhere else. Most of us are decendants of immigrants.
OPAWL, the Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership, a local social justice organization dedicated to Asian American and Pacific Islander women and non-binary people, recently released a new storytelling campaign called Love Has No Borders.
In this project, immigrants in Ohio shared their personal stories of how they have been impacted by the U.S. immigration system, through photography, poetry, videos and even a podcast.
By sharing these firsthand accounts, OPAWL hopes to encourage its audience and lawmakers to push for more empathetic immigration legislation.
On the “Sound of Ideas,” we’ll start by hearing some of these immigrant stories.