Friday, January 22, 2010

The Immigrant Story on Google Maps

Immigrant Connect Chicago

Immigrant Connect Chicago is an online network for immigrants, their families and communities. The website tells the personal stories emerging from the immigrant communities in and around Chicago.

The immigrant experience is historically one of isolation and insecurity. The Immigrant Connect Chicago project therefore brings together storytellers with those with stories to share. The project connects college and high school students eager to learn more about diverse cultures with people eager to have their stories told.

On the home page of Immigrant Connect Chicago is a Google Map that acts as an immigrant story locator. Immigrant stories from around the world are displayed on the map. Clicking on any of the map markers will load the collected immigrant stories from countries around the world.

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