Valencia Voices: Voices of Immigration Opens January 18 in Osceola Gallery

Friday, January 7, 2022

A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses

The exhibit “Valencia Voices: Stories of Immigration in Central Florida” opens in the Gallery (Building A) on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. This interactive exhibit will feature stories of 10 Osceola Campus students and staff who have recorded their stories of separation from their countries of origin and their arrival in the United States and Central Florida. Interpretive panels in Spanish and English and personal artifacts will show immigration as an individual experience, a watershed moment for men, women and children that has enriched Osceola County as much as setting the trajectories of people’s lives. The exhibit closes on Thursday, February 17, 2022, and moves to the Osceola County Historical Society Museum on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Roundtable Discussion
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Location: Osceola Campus, Building 1, Room 123

Students and staff who have recorded their immigration stories for the Valencia Voices archive of oral histories will recount their experiences as immigrants and as participants in this project at a roundtable discussion. Everyone is invited and pizzas will be provided.

The exhibits and panel discussions are funded in part by a Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities.

For more information, contact Professor of Humanities Mark McMeley at mmcmeley@valenciacollege.edu or (321) 682-4106.

1 Comment

  • Stanton Reed said:

    I encourage everyone to visit the exhibit. It helped deepen my understanding of what it means to immigrate to the US and all that comes with it. It had even more meaning because it came from Valencia voices whose stories are so impactful. It made it personal.

    PMFri, 21 Jan 2022 14:24:39 +0000Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:24:39 +0000pm22,2:24 pm

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