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COVID19 and the people close to us

2020-04-29T03:37:15+00:00April 29th, 2020|

Cheryl  Hamilton Director, Suitcase Stories Nano Raies Suitcase Stories Storyteller by Cheryl Hamilton, Suitcase Stories Director We were told that, eventually, everyone would likely know someone infected with COVID-19. My day came when I was reached out to Nano Raies in mid-April. But let me start at the beginning... [READ MORE...]

Despite initial reservations, two Suitcase performers now celebrate storytelling 

2020-04-15T00:35:05+00:00April 14th, 2020|

Three years ago, when Suitcase Stories was first being developed at IINE, some staff were skeptical that enough people would want to share a story about refugee and immigrant life on stage.   As Director Cheryl Hamilton shared in a recent Tedx talk about the origins of the Suitcase Stories program, she was a bit doubtful herself.    “I was admittedly a little anxious. Given the climate around immigration in [READ MORE...]

Everyone Has A Suitcase Story

2020-03-24T17:16:43+00:00March 24th, 2020|

By Cheryl Hamilton, Suitcase Stories Director “I am not sure I have a story.” This is often the response when I speak with someone about participating in Suitcase Stories®, a signature program of the International Institute of New England. Suitcase Stories is how we explore storytelling through the lens of migration. We believe that [READ MORE...]

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2019-11-15T15:28:41+00:00November 15th, 2019|

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