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My Untold Story: Immigration

Black and white photograph of a protest. Female protester holding a sign that says "United we dream. We are here to stay!" Overlaid text says "Alumna. Mexican. Dreamer. Immigrant."

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an immigrant? How can we challenge stereotypes or prejudices and build understanding through dialogue?

Join RIT Libraries for personal conversations with members of the RIT Community about their immigration experiences. From 1:00-2:00pm, storytellers will share their experiences in a small-group setting. Attendees are welcome to ask questions before rotating to another storyteller's table. Light refreshments will be served from 2:00-2:30pm where reflection and deeper, one-on-one conversations are encouraged. Drop-ins welcome.

Friday, November 10
1:00 - 2:30pm
Wallace Library, 2nd floor



  • Abi Ramos McFiggins '02, a former "Dreamer" from Mexico who is now an engineering manager at Lockheed Martin
  • Edward Kannyo, Ph.D., associate professor of political science who came to the U.S. for graduate studies and later sought political asylum as tensions worsened in his home country of Uganda
  • Isha Mehta '20, a graphic design student who knew only a few words of English before immigrating from India with her family when she was 9 years old
  • Lilli Jensen, assistant director of the International Student Services Office who is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Denmark

If you need an interpreter, please request at myaccess.rit.edu.