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Come hear from local residents about their refugee and immigration stories while supporting resettlement efforts .

Suitcase Stories is a traveling live performance series that features foreign and U.S.-born residents sharing refugee and immigrant stories. The format of storytelling in a theatrical setting is especially suited to these powerful tales of real-life experience. In 2017, nearly 2,000 people saw a live performance of Suitcase Stories and thousands more watched a taped episode on PBS television. The responses from those audience members spoke of how the performance challenged and expanded their perceptions of refugees and immigrants. Proceeds from the performances help support refugees and immigrants participating in resettlement, education, employment, and citizenship programs through the International Institute of New England. We will be featuring local residents as they share their inspiring immigration stories.

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