- What is the Swarthmore Migration Project?
The Swarthmore Migration Project is an online multimedia project started by a group of students at Swarthmore College. It aims to increase awareness of migration issues by giving a voice to people whose stories have been ignored, underreported, or misunderstood. It weaves these stories together using text, audio, photography, and video to provide new insights on multiculturalism and globalization. It intends to foster discussion by creating a portal for those who are looking for a basic understanding of migration as a phenomenon, as well as who seek an in-depth understanding of the issues.
- Is the Swarthmore Migration Project affiliated with other campus groups at Swarthmore?
SMP is a sister project of War News Radio (a weekly radio program about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) and the Darfur Radio Project (a monthly radio program about the conflict in Darfur). It shares studio space and equipment with both groups. SMP is also loosely affiliated with other media projects founded by Swarthmore students, such as Chinatown Youth Radio Philadelphia (a youth radio project in Philadelphia’s Chinatown started by War News Radio’s Hansi Lo Wang ’09) and Proyecto Voz y Visión de Mujer (a media project for Chilean youth started by Camila Leiva ’09).
- I want to tell my migration story!/I know someone who has a great story! How do I get in contact with SMP?
We’d love to hear more about your story. Please contact the group at swatmigration [at] gmail [dot] com. If you (or the person who you would like us to interview) are not comfortable speaking in English, don’t be discouraged. We have a multilingual staff and would be happy to speak with you in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or French. We may also be able to get translators for other languages.