SXSW: Creating New Stories of Immigration
March 10, 2018
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Westin Austin Downtown
310 E. 5th St.
Narratives of immigration play a crucial role in shaping public opinion and public policy, but nuanced narratives are all too often missing or ignored. The story of the individual, model immigrant is exalted, but what of those who don’t fit this image? Ahilan Arulanantham, Dinaw Mengestu, and Sarah Stillman, all MacArthur Fellows, working from varying perspectives and platforms will discuss their efforts to create new forms of storytelling that represent the immigrant experience in all its contours and speak to those on multiple sides of the issue.