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Trainings & Workshops

The IHRC offers Immigrant Stories trainings and workshops. Our trainings introduce participants to the project and explain how they can use our story-making website to help their students and community members create their own digital stories. These trainings are 90 minutes. Our digital story-making workshops are generally two full days. Participants make their own Immigrant Story from start to finish and add it to the Immigrant Stories collection. Steps include writing a script, recording an audio voiceover, selecting images, and creating a video in editing software.

Email the IHRC with questions or to suggest trainings and workshops in your area.

Upcoming Trainings and Workshops​



Past Trainings and Workshops

Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan: October 5-7, 2016

Website Training: October 5, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

Digital Story-Making Workshop: October 6 and 7, 10:00 AM –3:00 PM, Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, MI)

San Francisco: October 21-23, 2016

Website Training: October 21,  3:30 PM- 5:30 PM, San Francisco Public Library 

Digital Story-Making Workshop: October 22 11:00 AM- 5:00PM & October 23 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM, San Francisco Public Library 

Cupertino, CA: December 15, 2016

Digital Story-Making Workshop: 10 AM-4PM, De Anza College

Minneapolis: January 6, 2017 

Website Training: 10 AM-12PM, 120A Andersen Library, University of Minnesota

Webinar: March 15, 2017, 3-4pm CST

Introduction to Immigrant Stories for Educators and Librarians 

Minneapolis: June 26 – June 29, 2017

Minnesota's Migration and Digital Storytelling: Four-day institute for 9th-12th grade and community college educators.
Facilitated by Immigration History Research Center staff. Email Deborah Jane at with questions.

New York, NY: June 26 – June 27, 2017

Digital Story-Making Workshop: 10:00AM - 5:00PM, Humanities NY

New York, NY: June 28 – June 29, 2017

Digital Story-Making Workshop: 9:30AM-4:30PM, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute 

Lowell, MA: July 29, 2017

Website Training: 9:30-11:30 a.m; University of Massachusetts, Lowell. 
Part of the 2017 Southeast Asian American Studies Conference