Event Title

Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There

Mentor 1

Raoul Deal

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2015 11:45 AM

Description

This project, “Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There," is a project that attempts to bring a voice to Latinos living in Milwaukee and to better understand the variety of experiences that both immigrants and their families go through here in the US. The study is done through interviews with primarily Mexican immigrants, although this is not a specified requirement, and the interviews are then translated and transcribed for record in the UWM Archives. This allows for the future generations to see how the experiences of Latinos has or has not changed many years from now. The interviews were edited into videos for a website so that this information is more easily accessible to the general population. This project was a collaboration between the artist, Raoul Deal, and the participants, thereby allowing for the individual voice of these immigrants to be heard. The struggles of Latino immigrants in Milwaukee varies widely depending on the individual and the ability for these people to collaborate gives justice to their personal stories and the issues that they feel are most pertinent to their community. This project is inspiring, thought-provoking, and eye-opening. The motivation of these individuals comes out in their stories of their personal struggles and the documentation of these experiences is important not only to provide them with recognition, but to demonstrate the Latino civil rights movement happening in Milwaukee in 2015. Without proper documentation, these experiences will never be known or recognized and history will be forgotten. The manner in which this project is facilitated, through art, allows the stories to come to life. The use of art allows people to more easily connect and provides outsiders the ability to relate actual people to these stories. The human connection created by seeing a face transforms these stories in more impactful and tangible pieces of history, adding strength to this movement in a manner that does justice to the experience of these individuals. The ability for future generations to connect history with images, with real people, means that these individuals’ stories will never truly die and this movement, how it is at this moment, will be forever recognized for what it was and for what it will become. This project, “Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There," is a project that attempts to bring a voice to Latinos living in Milwaukee and to better understand the variety of experiences that both immigrants and their families go through here in the US. The study is done through interviews with primarily Mexican immigrants, although this is not a specified requirement, and the interviews are then translated and transcribed for record in the UWM Archives. This allows for the future generations to see how the experiences of Latinos has or has not changed many years from now. The interviews were edited into videos for a website so that this information is more easily accessible to the general population. This project was a collaboration between the artist, Raoul Deal, and the participants, thereby allowing for the individual voice of these immigrants to be heard. The struggles of Latino immigrants in Milwaukee varies widely depending on the individual and the ability for these people to collaborate gives justice to their personal stories and the issues that they feel are most pertinent to their community. This project is inspiring, thought-provoking, and eye-opening. The motivation of these individuals comes out in their stories of their personal struggles and the documentation of these experiences is important not only to provide them with recognition, but to demonstrate the Latino civil rights movement happening in Milwaukee in 2015. Without proper documentation, these experiences will never be known or recognized and history will be forgotten. The manner in which this project is facilitated, through art, allows the stories to come to life. The use of art allows people

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Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There

Union Wisconsin Room

This project, “Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There," is a project that attempts to bring a voice to Latinos living in Milwaukee and to better understand the variety of experiences that both immigrants and their families go through here in the US. The study is done through interviews with primarily Mexican immigrants, although this is not a specified requirement, and the interviews are then translated and transcribed for record in the UWM Archives. This allows for the future generations to see how the experiences of Latinos has or has not changed many years from now. The interviews were edited into videos for a website so that this information is more easily accessible to the general population. This project was a collaboration between the artist, Raoul Deal, and the participants, thereby allowing for the individual voice of these immigrants to be heard. The struggles of Latino immigrants in Milwaukee varies widely depending on the individual and the ability for these people to collaborate gives justice to their personal stories and the issues that they feel are most pertinent to their community. This project is inspiring, thought-provoking, and eye-opening. The motivation of these individuals comes out in their stories of their personal struggles and the documentation of these experiences is important not only to provide them with recognition, but to demonstrate the Latino civil rights movement happening in Milwaukee in 2015. Without proper documentation, these experiences will never be known or recognized and history will be forgotten. The manner in which this project is facilitated, through art, allows the stories to come to life. The use of art allows people to more easily connect and provides outsiders the ability to relate actual people to these stories. The human connection created by seeing a face transforms these stories in more impactful and tangible pieces of history, adding strength to this movement in a manner that does justice to the experience of these individuals. The ability for future generations to connect history with images, with real people, means that these individuals’ stories will never truly die and this movement, how it is at this moment, will be forever recognized for what it was and for what it will become. This project, “Ni de Aquí ni de Allá/ From neither Here nor There," is a project that attempts to bring a voice to Latinos living in Milwaukee and to better understand the variety of experiences that both immigrants and their families go through here in the US. The study is done through interviews with primarily Mexican immigrants, although this is not a specified requirement, and the interviews are then translated and transcribed for record in the UWM Archives. This allows for the future generations to see how the experiences of Latinos has or has not changed many years from now. The interviews were edited into videos for a website so that this information is more easily accessible to the general population. This project was a collaboration between the artist, Raoul Deal, and the participants, thereby allowing for the individual voice of these immigrants to be heard. The struggles of Latino immigrants in Milwaukee varies widely depending on the individual and the ability for these people to collaborate gives justice to their personal stories and the issues that they feel are most pertinent to their community. This project is inspiring, thought-provoking, and eye-opening. The motivation of these individuals comes out in their stories of their personal struggles and the documentation of these experiences is important not only to provide them with recognition, but to demonstrate the Latino civil rights movement happening in Milwaukee in 2015. Without proper documentation, these experiences will never be known or recognized and history will be forgotten. The manner in which this project is facilitated, through art, allows the stories to come to life. The use of art allows people