What everyone can learn from immigrants’ personal stories

Storytelling is an art, but it’s also a tool, says Cheryl Hamilton, co-director of Massmouth and director of partner engagement at the International Institute of New England, a refugee resettlement agency. She launched Suitcase Stories, a traveling live performance series and social media campaign, in March 2017, to counter negative national coverage about immigrants and refugees. Individual stories, she says, offer a unique way to foster understanding.

Cheryl Hamilton