The Osceola Humanities Department Presents the Virtual Gallery Exhibit: Valencia Voices Immigration Stories

Friday, September 18, 2020

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Valencia Voices Immigration Stories will be shown from Tuesday, September 15 – Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Valencia Voices records and preserves audio histories of Valencia College Osceola Campus students, faculty and staff. These audio histories will soon be catalogued, transcribed and available to students and other researchers permanently through the Osceola Campus library. Together, these Valencia stories provide a unique source on the history and culture of the College and of Osceola County. Open the audio links on this page for a selection of stories from our archive.

These stories come from recent Osceola students who immigrated to the United States. Why these students and their families decided to leave their home countries and how they managed cultural and occupational changes in the United States and Osceola County are powerful testaments to the determination and resilience of Latin American and Caribbean immigrants to our area. Listen to these stories and think about the vulnerabilities, dreams and sacrifices — the basic humanity — in all of us.

Please share with your students. If you have any questions about Valencia Voices Immigration Stories feel free to reach out to Professors of Humanities Ernesto Hernandez or Mark McMeley.

For more virtual events, visit the Humanities Digital Venue. Please contact Professor of Humanities Kathryn Gualtieri if you are interested in participating in future events.

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