Equity for Children and Minjun’s Podcast Highlighted at 2024 Gala

Delve into the transformative power of storytelling and community action! In this podcast, Alberto Minujin discusses his participation on a groundbreaking project funded by The Spencer Foundation in concert with Voces Latinas and The StoryCenter, that amplifies the voices of 24 marginalized Latinx immigrant women in New York City.

Equity for Children’s Executive Director Alberto Minujin was featured on Voices from ROOM: A Podcast for Analytic Action. The podcast features prominent writers, activists, and analysts who discuss their work and how to tackle complex social problems. 

Alberto discussed Equity for Children’s Latinx Project, which he led as Principal Investigator. The initiative promoted the voices of 24 Latinx undocumented women in New York City, revealing their migration journeys to the United States. Through storytelling and qualitative findings, Equity for Children helped shed light on barriers to social cohesion faced by the 24 participants. 

The study used Digital Storytelling (DST) techniques designed by The StoryCenter, an innovative, collaborative, arts-based research organization. It combines storytelling and participatory methodologies to facilitate the creation of two to three-minute video clips that feature personal stories with photos, sound, and other audio elements included. The project took place with Voces Latinas, a grassroots organization in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Groups of Latinx women, including cisgender, heterosexual, and LGBTQ+ individuals, shared their experiences ranging from trauma to the challenges of their migration journeys and the opportunities and obstacles they have encountered since arriving in the United States. 

The project helped transform the participants from individuals often viewed as statistics into people with real stories. It inspired action by strengthening bonds with the Latinx community and integrating them more fully into New York City’s vital networks. But above all, it reshaped negative narratives about migration and recognized the contribution of Latinx individuals to economic, social, and leadership engines in New York City.

To learn more about Alberto Minujin’s insightful work on the Latinx Project, listen to his podcast
here or click here to read the full report.

Alberto Minujin will participate in the upcoming ROOM: a sketchbook for analytic action Gala 2024, where he will elaborate on Equity for Children’s innovative grass roots community projects. The evening will also honor Dr. Bandy X. Lee, a forensic psychiatrist whose work is focused on violence prevention and prison reform, and who is also known for her recent book: “The Psychology of Trump Contagion: An Existential Threat to American Democracy and All Humankind.”

The virtual event will take place on July 18, 2024, at 8 pm EDT via Zoom. Purchase tickets here to attend an evening of reflection and inspiration.

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