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Stories From the Shadows: Life as an undocumented immigrant

Thursday, August 18, 6:30-8:00

Cook Library Center

1100 Grandville Ave. SW

Grand Rapids, MI


-Free admission-


The debate over immigration in America is heated. And it's become a major talking point in this year's presidential election. But beyond the headlines, what is life really like for undocumented immigrants in Michigan?


This special State of Opportunity live event will explore how immigration policy shapes the lives of Michigan families. It will feature personal stories of what life is like for people living undocumented in Michigan as well as a panel discussion moderated by State of Opportunity reporter Dustin Dwyer.


Panelists include:


Susan Reed, managing attorney at the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Leticia Huesties, administrative relief coordinator for Michigan United

Gema Lowe, organizer with the Workers' Rights Center


There will be light refreshments and Spanish language interpreting available for those who request it.




Acompaña a Michigan Radio para “Cuentos desde las sombras.” Este evento especial de State of Opportunity analizará en vivo cómo la política de inmigración da forma a las vidas de las familias de Michigan. En el evento, se presentarán historias personales que exploran cómo viven las personas sin papeles en Michigan. También incluirá una discusión de especialistas moderada por Dustin Dwyer, un periodista por State of Opportunity. Tendremos comida y refrescos, y traducción a español para las personas que la solicitan.


El evento se realizará jueves, el 18 de Agosto de 6:30 a 8:00 en el Cook Library Center, con la dirección siguiente: 1100 Grandville Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.


April Van Buren is a producer for Stateside. She produces interviews for air as well as web and social media content for the show.