Jul 26th 2018

Join 90 Days, 90 Voices reporters, artists and contributors for a discussion on how to tell stories of immigration together.

This Public Newsroom will come on the heels of the release La Vida de La Villita, an exclusive comic-journalism issue of South Side Weekly that captures immigrant love, life and success in Little Village in this moment of uncertainty and fear. We partnered with students at Yollocalli Arts Reach, Latinx artists, and Little Village organizers and business owners to talk about the challenges facing immigrants today.

We’ll share what we learned from our six-months of reporting on immigration in Little Village and highlight some of the work included in the special issue. We’ll also discuss how others can use inclusive, non-harmful methods to report on immigration in Chicago.

Bring your story ideas and questions about reporting on immigration! And be sure to check out 90 Days, 90 Voices’ guidelines to ethical reporting on refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants: https://90days90voices.com/reporting-on-refugees-asylum-seekers-and-immigrants-df5bc86f7a1e.

Support of the La Vida de La Villita issue comes from the International Women’s Media Foundation.

90 Days, 90 Voices tells stories of immigration in this time of uncertainty. They won the 2017 Lisagor award for “Best Online Start-up.” Check out some of the reporting they’ve done so far on their storytelling website: www.90Days90Voices.com.

This event is part of City Bureau’s #PublicNewsroom programming, a series of free, weekly workshops and discussions aimed at building trust between journalists and the communities they serve while shaping a more inclusive newsroom.

For more info on past and future Public Newsroom workshops and to becoming a sustaining member of City Bureau, visit http://www.citybureau.org/

Photo by Michelle Kanaar.

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