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Almost Home / Casi Llegando a Casa
April – August 2017
Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona, Queens

Almost Home/Casi Llegando a Casa is a storytelling, oral history, art, and video series presenting monthly story-sharing and art-making workshops from April-July 2017 in different locations throughout Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona, and a culminating celebration in August 2017.

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Almost Home Culminating Celebration
Sunday, August 20, 5:00-7:30pm
Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St, Elmhurst, NY

The “Almost Home/Casi Llegando a Casa” culminating celebration will feature storytelling performances by Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona residents who participated in our story circle workshops and have powerful stories to tell around immigrants’ rights and housing justice in our neighborhoods. There will be storytelling, poetry, and musical performances, an open mic, and a dance party to cap it off.

FREE EVENT

More details to come!

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Almost Home/Casi Llegando a Casa Information:

Almost Home/Casi Llegando a Casa aims to strengthen community connections in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona, Queens, through public storytelling programs, participatory art installations, and video that explore themes of home, vulnerability, resilience, and resistance. This project highlights powerful true stories of the challenges our communities face, and the struggles and inspiring victories that local organizers have won for housing justice and immigrants’ human rights.

Almost Home/Casi Llegando a Casa was developed by Five Boro Story Project’s Bridget Bartolini, Priscilla Stadler, and Milton X. Trujillo, in collaboration with Queens Neighborhoods United, a grassroots organization focusing on three social justice issues crucial for our local community: immigration, gentrification, and policing.

This project is generously supported by More Art and Citizens Committee for New York City.