A Traveling Gallery of Stories from Undocumented Immigrants
Undocumented Stories is a collection of personal, handwritten stories from members of the immigrant community. These powerful testimonies were collected by Austin Seminary in collaboration with The Hearth in Austin, Texas, and give voice and humanity to people who are suffering under U.S. immigration policies. The one hundred handwritten stories that were gathered, as well as video and audio from immigrants sharing their story in front of a live audience, are available as a traveling gallery for groups interested in amplifying the voices of our immigrant friends and neighbors.
UnDocumented Stories connects and educates people about the real human struggle of people seeking equality and human rights. When you hear someone else's story, you are easily able to connect with their heart; it is a non-confrontational, powerful way to break down walls, break down stereotypes, and overcome our defenses and our differences. We can step out of our own shoes, see differently, and increase our empathy and compassion for others. As one undocumented woman states, “We are not aliens we are human beings. At the level of the heart, we are the same. We want the same things as you–a safe place to live, a future for our children, a place to work and contribute to society.” When you hear and read these stories from our friends and neighbors from the Latino community, you will be able to connect and understand their struggle of what it's like to be an immigrant living in the United States.
Go to Undocumented Stories for more information. View stories on our YouTube channel.