Chicago's Families: Im/migration

Explore the migrant journey through art and storytelling with over 20 family stories featured, bringing to life the vivid memories, hardships, and conflicting views of identity in relation to the American Dream and border crossing experiences.

Interviewees were asked to identify an object that connected them to their immigration experience through a dialogue, based on four questions: Why did you decide to migrate? How did you cross the border? How was your integration into American society? And the last and perhaps most important, was migrating worth it?


Casa Michoacan, University of Illinois at Chicago-Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino Cultural Center