Community Engagement in Action: Green Card Youth Voices Atlanta
On Monday, March 11, 2019, at 5:00 PM, in Sturgis Library room 101, join us for "Community Engagement in Action: Green Card Youth Voices Atlanta" featuring special guest Dr. Tea Rozman Clark (Executive Director of Green Card Voices) and a discussion with young immigrant authors, KSU student editors, and KSU faculty members: Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton (English), Dr. Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez (Social Work and Human Services), and Dr. Paul N. McDaniel (Geography and Anthropology).
- What: Community Engagement in Action: Green Card Youth Voices Atlanta
- When: Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:00 PM
- Where: Sturgis Library room 101 on the Kennesaw Campus
Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School was published in 2018 as a result of a community engagement university-community partnership project among faculty at Kennesaw State University with Green Card Voices, DeKalb County Public Schools, the Latin American Association, and Welcoming America. The Green Card Youth Voices series is a collection of books dedicated to sharing the immigration stories of young, new Americans from all over the country. Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School is a collection of over 20 personal essays written by high school students in the Atlanta area and edited by KSU students and faculty. This is the first book in this series focused on a city in the southeastern United States.
- Welcome by Brian Wooten (Office of Community Engagement)
- Introduction by Dr. Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez (Department of Social Work and Human Services)
- Geographic Context of Immigration in Atlanta by Dr. Paul N. McDaniel (Department of Geography and Anthropology)
- Introduction of Featured Guest Speaker Dr. Tea Rozman Clark by Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton (Department of English)
- Remarks by Dr. Tea Rozman Clark (Executive Director of Green Card Voices)
- Remarks by three KSU Student Editors with Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton and Dr. Tea Rozman Clark
- Q&A Discussion moderated by Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton
Featured Guest Speaker
Dr. Tea Rozman Clark is the co-founder and Executive Director of a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization: Green Card Voices. The organization utilizes digital storytelling to share personal narratives of America’s immigrants, establishing a better understanding between the immigrant and non-immigrant population. Their dynamic, video-based platform is designed to empower educational institutions, community groups and individuals alike to acquire first-person perspective about immigrants’ lives, increasing the appreciation of the immigrant experience. Dr. Rozman Clark was born in the Yugoslav Republic of Slovenia. When she was 15 years old the Republic of Slovenia became an independent country following a Ten-Day-War. She began volunteering in the refugee camps at a very early age and consequently dedicated the past 20 years to improving the lives of refugees and immigrants around the world. She was awarded numerous scholarships, fellowships and assistantships, which enabled her to study in the United States (University of Wisconsin, New York University) as well as her native Slovenia. Her work experience spans from the United Nations where she worked for the Peacekeeping Department, to rural Ghana where she worked as an arts educator. In 2014, Dr. Rozman Clark received her PhD in Cultural History with a focus on Oral History. Her thesis dealt with a failed UN peacekeeping intervention in Bosnia. She recorded thirty testimonies of Dutch UN peacekeepers and former Srebrenica residents who recalled the events preceding the genocide. This experience made her realize the amazing power in giving a voice to the unheard. It is for that reason she co-founded Green Card Voices in 2013.
This event is co-organized by Dr. Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez, Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton, and Dr. Paul N. McDaniel.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of English, Department of Social Work and Human Services, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Horace W. Sturgis Library, Office of Community Engagement, Georgia Immigration Research Network, Presidential Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and the National Geographic Society (Grant #NGS-50802E-18).