This is it! Wow. What a run. This final reflection about this project is a mixture of everything. A mixture of happiness that we have been able to make it to this point without loosing our sanity AND that we actually made a website! All in all it has been a learning experience. I have been able to expand my horizons in different ways of thinking, expressing and listening. I have definitely learned how to listen.
I throughly enjoyed being able to be part of this group. Different voices and stories had to be heard and I love that we, as a class, were able to do so. I have had a passsion for helping my migrate community. Through this project I have been able to let some voices heard. That is very important and necessary in the world of advocating.
I will try to continue adding more and more interviews to this site and keep it up to date. That way we can expand and not let these voices be a blimp of data in the internet.
WHAT ARE THEY? It has been such a task to familiarize myself with digital tools. It has taken me a long while, and my YouTube videos later, to know the ends and outs of GarageBand and widgets used for translation on our website. It has been a process to make our website more accessible without loosing context and content. All in all I have learned A LOT – that is an understatement. I hope to continue to grow our use of different digital tools on our site.
We have been running into a few problems about finding people willing to be interviewed. However, we are now thinking about expanding our migrante community. Our agriculture migrants have been dear to us and we definitely did not want to change that. However, it has come down to it and I think we must make this transition. Doing so, however, I believe that we might have some interviews lined up with people that we know. Let’s hope for the best!
We have been running into some road blocks with our interview process. Our migrants are very selective, due to their own security, in who they choose to speak and who they do not. The issue we have run into is getting their confidence and trust in us. Even with not interviewing it actually shows how our migrate community is being affected with the current immigration system.
So, after speaking to Dr. Donaldson and Dr. Bettencourt, we have development a better plan for our project website. We have started a foundation of the website. Since, we are doing our project in Spanish and English, we will be having multiple tabs with bilingual information. That is only a portion of our project. We will have different information in regards to our migrant population via our interest groups we have decided to come into contact with.
So, we have began to venture into the world of multimedia. I have come to the conclusion that although, there are some “alternative facts” roaming the internet, multimedia has become that easiest way to reach more people. So, I have attached a YouTube video. This video has condensed the migration topic tremendously however, it does open the door to conversation. In the topic of migration conversation is always a plus. Enjoy!
So, Sarah and I met with the archivist this week. Finally! So, for UNCA it’s actually Gene Hyde. We focused on speaking about our migrate population. Our migrate population isn’t a set place or a date in time. Our migrate population is from all place, mainly from Latin America, and different times in history. Some may be here since yesterday while others have been here decades. The one thing that connects them is working in the agricultural fields. That is their day to day life.
Hello everyone! I am sure most of you all have never even heard of me and that is okay! So, I am Cristal. The reason I chose to enter this course is because I wanted to explore more in depth the meaning of being an immigrant. My parents both immigrated here and thank goodness, mostly luck, they were able to obtain their residency status and later became US Citizens.