Record a Welcoming Story
Description: If you recently immigrated to the United States, if you are the child of immigrant parents, if you ever welcomed an immigrant—or know of an immigrant that was welcomed—into your community, we’d love to hear your story. It’s easy. Here’s how:
Think of someone who immigrated to this country – a friend, a parent, a coworker – and ask them about their experience. When did they first arrive? What were their first memories of the U.S.? Did anyone welcome them? What was that person like? How did that person have an impact on their life? What would they say to that person if they were to see them today?
TELL YOUR OWN STORY
Think of a person who you welcomed or welcomed you. How did you meet them? Why were you compelled to help them or how did they help you? How did that experience change you? What would you say to that person if you were to see them today?
Points: 10,000 points for recording a video story and uploading it to YouTube or Vimeo, and sharing it with Welcoming America.
1) Choose a subject and topic for your story.
2) Record the story, edit the video, and upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or another online video site.
3) Once it’s posted, share the URL of the post below: