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...]
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...]
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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