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student projects - links to remaining projects

Below are some projects that we weren't able to embed into the website:

Humanizing Immigrationputs a face on immigration by exploring the lives and stories of both documented and undcoumented immigrants from all walks of lifePinterest boarduses a Pinterest to display images of various cultural groups and the varying themes of immigration including ethnic-cultural practice and assimilationTimeline of Flushingtraces the history and settlement of Flushing, one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods of New York CityFilm submissions are available on the GC-Immigration's film databasefilms ranged from Hollywood blockbusters such as Spanglish to independent and documentary films including Sin Nombre and Lost in Detention. Projects not available online included interviews of and research into the use of undocumented immigrant labor in the 9/11 clean-up and the challenges faced by these workers given their statusa magazine (complete with Editor's Note!) devoted to analyzing the…

PBS's six hour documentary about Latino Americans!

This looks like a great documentary to watch. It airs Fall 2013 on PBS. The website describes the film as follows: LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today. Try to catch it if you can and read more about it on PBS's website.