Featured Interviews

Introducing Moving Stories App

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Record and share
your story

Whether your family’s migration story began five generations or just last month, the Moving Stories App will guide you. We have crafted engaging questions to guide the conversation. You can record, tag and optionally share stories using your smartphone.

How It Works

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Prepare

Tell your own story, or locate a member of your family, a friend or a classmate, or someone in the community to interview.

Record

Select questions and create your audio or video interview. Tap the screen to tag interesting moments.

Share

Keep your interview private or share on this website. You can even post to Facebook.

About us

The Moving Stories Project is the creation of Carola and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Adam Strom, Jean Rhodes, and Nancy McNamara. Carola, Marcelo and Jean are leading scholars in the fields of immigration and youth mentoring. Adam is the Director of Reimagining Migration. Nancy is a computer engineer and web developer.

We are committed to fostering understanding and bridging the compassion gap across groups.. We know that when large numbers of newcomers arrive, bringing new languages and customs, they are often met with skepticism and distrust. By sharing our common moving stories, we can begin to explore and reflect about our shared histories and experiences The goal of the Moving Stories App is to just that.

App developer: Hubspire

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Testimonial

Using the Moving Stories app, my colleagues and I were able to dive deep into the intersectionality of our identities both as professional educators and as individuals. Through this storytelling app, we were able to unveil our stories of immigration and think about its impact on our students. I highly recommend Moving Stories for any educator that is willing to explore these histories and the beauty of storytelling. Moving Stories enhances the most important aspects of education—passion and connectivity.

For students, the Moving Stories App provides a space to not only share their voices, reflect on their journeys, and build a sense of solidarity; though each individual brings a unique story, they find common threads of change, struggle, and hope in their stories. As a teacher, the app allows me the opportunity to gain insights about my students’ backgrounds and families; developing my student relationships with purpose and structure gives my classroom more direction and depth. Educators looking to foster community and authentic student voice can find a powerful tool in the Moving Stories App.

 

“I love the Moving Stories App. I’ve used it to interview several of my friends and learned amazing things that literally had never come out in years of conversation. It really brought us closer together, and expanded the way I think about what it means to be a first-generation immigrant. I can’t wait to interview my grandmother and learn our moving story.”

“As someone who has been collecting the stories of immigrants for the past 30 years, I am simply amazed by the Moving Stories App. I can now seamlessly collect, tag and share my own interviews using only my iPhone. I am so excited about the opportunities this app provides me and my students!”

Kailynn Greeley
Paul Denver Elementary School
Elena Maker
Blackstone Regional High School
Aubrey Rae
Mary C. Waters
Harvard University

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