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What's Your Story? 2012
Ticket gives access to the What's Your Story? 2012 Premiere at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. To book transportation to Ellis Island, visit the Statue Cruises website, http://www.statuecruises.com/choose_tickets.aspx
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The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., and the National Park Service, Ellis Island Immigration Museum is hosting the What's Your Story? NYC Premiere on July 20, 2012 2-4pm.

Join First Person American and the Human Rights Class at Newcomers High School as we premiere short films that explore personal immigration narratives from high school students about the people that welcomed them and changed their lives forever.

What's Your Story? will premiere Welcoming Stories Behind the Scenes, a short film that shows how the students transformed from storyteller to activist, as well as three student-produced short films of Dino's Welcoming Story, Masuma's Welcoming Story, and Yasmany's Welcoming Story. Newcomers High School students will share how they became a welcoming person, and give tips on how to be more welcoming to immigrants in your local community.

Following the premiere, guests are encouraged to stay and create a Welcoming Story with First Person American.

Come be inspired! The incredible students from Newcomers High School will empower you to become a Welcoming Person. 

Learn more about First Person American at www.firstpersonamerican.org

What's Your Story? 2012 NYC Premiere

1:30 Doors Open

2:00 – 2:30pm Film Premiere

2:30 – 3:00pm Newcomers Students Stories

 3:00 – 4:00pm Q&A With Students

4:00 – 4:30pm Create Your Own Welcoming Story

Friday, July 20, 2012
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Theater 2 at the Ellis Island Museum




What's Your Story? 2012 Premiere Promotional Video from First Person American.

If you have any questions, please contact Irina Lee, irina@firstpersonamerican.org

The production of this project was partially made possible by the Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award from Facing History and Ourselves.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Eventbright confirmation gives access to the What's Your Story? 2012 Premiere at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. To book transportation to Ellis Island through the Statue Cruises website, please visit http://www.statuecruises.com/choose_tickets.aspx (advance Statue Cruises ticket purchase for the 1 PM cruise is highly recommended).

Guests can get to Statue Cruise Lines by taking the 4/5 to the Bowling Green stop, the R to the Whitehall Street stop, or the 1 Train to South Street Ferry, and walking to the Statue Cruise Boarding Area in Battery City Park.

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First Person American, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Julie Mann's Humans Rights Class (Newcomers High School)

About First Person American

First Person American is an initiative that aims to change the public's perception of immigrants and to interject a new voice through deep and poignant portraits of people who immigrated to America. Our mission is to have a transformative effect on individual immigrant and non-immigrant lives and communities.

About Ellis Island Immigration Museum

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and is one of the country's most popular historic sites. In 2001, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, unveiled the American Family Immigration History Center®. This exciting family research facility at Ellis Island provides visitors with advanced computer and multimedia technology, printed materials, and professional assistance for investigating immigration history, family documentation, and genealogical exploration.

About The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. In addition to restoring the monuments, the Foundation created a museum in the Statue’s base and the world-class Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor®, the American Family Immigration History Center® and its newest project The Peopling of America® Center scheduled for completion in 2013. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.

About Julie Mann's Human Rights Class

Julie Mann leads the Human Rights class at Newcomers High School. Students learn about human rights and how to help support these rights through their own tangible actions. Students learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and apply its principals to current situations. In recent years, the focus has been on human rights abuses against immigrants in the United States. Ms. Mann works in partnership with many human rights organizations such as Facing History and Ourselves, The Anti-Defamation League, Not in our Town, and most recently, First Person American. For more information, please visit www.niot.org/nios/newcomers and www.mannhumanrights.blogspot.com.

About Newcomers High School

Newcomers High School was created to provide immigrant students with an academic program geared to achieve excellence by responding to their unique needs. In accomplishing this goal, our school has designed a rigorous instructional program, while at the same time providing our students and their parents with a supportive environment in their new country. The school serves 915 students 9-12 grade and is located in Long Island City, NY.

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