Immigration Stories Italy: Mustapha

Mustapha’s journey begins in Gambia and travels through 7 different countries before reaching Calabria, Italy. Mustapha tells of the great risk as he leaves his family behind to travel for months to Libya. Mustapha tells us of how when he...

Immigration Stories Italy: Sunday

Sunday is a asylum seeker seeking refuge at the Villa Barbiero Centro Accoglienza Immigrati living a productive and safe life at the center in Southern Italy. Sunday works doing manual labor on farms around the Catanzaro region. Sunday talks about...

Immigration Stories Italy: Jorida

Jorida Dervishi is an idealist through and through. Jorida came from Albania to Milan 4 years ago and opened her own school for women immigrants to help them learn to speak Italian. While working with her school devoted to women...

Immigration Stories Italy: Juan

Juan is immigrated to Italy from Peru for a better life. Juan lives in Pioltello just outside of Milan. Juan paints a beautiful picture of growing up in Peru and being surrounded by his many sisters. Juan tells about his...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Rich

Rich, a longtime resident, of Tacony is now caretaker an abandoned and overgrown citygarden in Keystone Park. Working his whole life as a contractor and 22 years in recovery, Rich talks about his experiences living through addiction to then building...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: John Cambridge

The Butterfly Pavilion in Holmesberg, Philadelphia, PA is lovingly owned and run by John Cambridge. After a tumultuous start in a dubious situation, John and his small staff that feels like family banded together to make a thriving success of...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Charles Tyson Jr.

A fairly recent transplant from West Philadelphia to Tacony, Charles is an artist, singer, dancer and event producer in the performing arts of Philadelphia. Charles gives insight into his involvement in the flourish Art scene in Tacony, also known as...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Troy

Part owner of Sawtown Tavern, Troy Everwine, speaks candidly about the arts, vegan diets, Ida Dunnum, the LGBTQ community and the progression of the Tacony community in Philadelphia. We talk about Troy’s performances on stage in Center City, the proudest...

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Heather

Heather shares stories of growing up in the historic Philadelphia neighborhood, Tacony, and shares stories of her childhood and upbringing and then her eventual opening of her business in Mt. Airy, Philaelphia. Recorded as part of an artist residency with...

Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Anonymous 16

Anonymous Interviewee #16 talks about growing up in Mexico and having family in the United States. He speaks about his life in Mexico and what he is most proud of.

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Shailja

A Woman’s Right: The Story It Tells – Shailja Gupta offers her insight on Women’s Rights from the perspective of woman who grew up in India and has lived in NYC for the last 13 years. #WhyIMarch, #WomensMarchonWashington, A Woman’s...

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Kim

A Woman’s Right: The Story It Tells – Kim Holleman talks about her political concerns. Kim is a self-professed information chaser, and she talks about how chasing down information revealed more than she was bargaining for.

Philadelphia Trump Protest – Timothy

Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women’s Reproductive Rights. I met Timothy Tucker as the protest in Philadelphia moved from Thomas Paine Plaza over to Rittenhouse Square. Timothy shares his past experiences of his freedoms being compromised in...

Philadelphia Trump Protest – Mason

Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women’s Reproductive Rights, January 26, 2017. Mason shares his feelings about Women’s Reproductive Rights, Human Rights, and his reactions and hopes after seeing the overwhelming turn out for the Women’s Marches all...

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Anna

A Woman’s Right: The Story It Tells – Philadelphia Trump Protest during Congressional Retreat Interviews for Women’s Reproductive Rights. I met Anna as the protest in Philadelphia moved over to Rittenhouse Square. Anna is from Poland and has lived as...

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Darcy

A Woman’s Right: The Story It Tells – Women’s March on D.C. Interviews for Women’s Rights – Darcy. Friday, January 20, 2017, the night before the march, Alison Darcy Willis, speaks about her feelings about women’s rights and tells us...

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Corrie

A Woman’s Right: The Story It Tells Women s March on D.C. Interviews for Women s Rights . Corrie, originally from Florida, now living in Washington, D.C., speaks about her feelings on women’s rights and tells us why she marched...

A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – April, Amy, and Kelly

Women’s March on D.C. Interviews for Women’s Reproductive Rights. April Hartley, Amy Losoya, and Kelly Lessem tell us why they marched in the Women’s March on D.C.. April, Amy, and Kelly speak of their feelings about women’s rights and tells...