Immigrant Nation and NannyVan Launch Party this Thursday, April 24, 2014!

Immigrant Nation and NannyVan Launch Party! RSVP via EventBrite: 

SPEAKERS: Ingrid Kopp (Tribeca Film Institute), Aina Abiodun and Mike Knowlton (StoryCode), Theo Rigby (Immigrant Nation), Marisa Jahn (Studio REV- / NannyVan)

CO-PRESENTERS:, Storycode, Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center, Statue of Liberty National Monument, International Sites of Conscience

Each one of us has an immigrant story. By looking deeper and sharing these stories, we begin to see how systemic barriers translate to the daily challenges felt by the least powerful — from crossing the border, finding work to support one’s family, to making a new home.

Come celebrate the East Coast first-of-its-kind multimedia projects designed to capture, share, and spread immigration and worker stories—in powerful new ways. Come enjoy a unique evening of films, food, drinks, music, and storytelling—and add your own story to a live art piece that will be created during the party.

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 7–10pm

WHERE: Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV), 87 Lafayette St., NYC, 10013 Pills

Cost: $5 (suggested donation)

About Immigrant Nation: Immigrant Nation is a new interactive storytelling project designed to collect a vast range of unique immigrant narratives and experiences and share them with the world. It comprises a series of short documentary films, live events that engage diverse communities in telling their individual and collective stories, and an online Interactive Story Hub that enables anyone to upload and share their personal tales.

About the NannyVan: Created by Studio REV- (lead artist: Marisa Jahn) in collaboration with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, The NannyVan is a bright orange mobile design lab and sound studio that “accelerates the movement for domestic workers’ rights nationwide.” The NannyVan convenes domestic workers and employers alike to produce and provide new fair care tools ranging from handouts to the Domestic Worker App, an interactive app accessible by any kind of phone.

Immigrant Nation is made possible by: Tribeca New Media Fund, MacArthur Foundation, Emerson Collective, Beker Foundation, Werner-Kohnstamm Family Fund, and our amazing Kickstarter backers!

The NannyVan and the Domestic Worker App is made possible through funding by Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund and the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund, Funding Exchange, North Star Fund, Franklin Furnace, MIT Community Service Fund, and MIT Council for the Arts. Partners and collaborators include NuLawLab at the Northeastern University School of Law, MIT Center for Civic Media, Terravoz, Brazilian Immigration Center, MIT Open Doc Lab, Arizona State University Art Museum, Hand in Hand: Domestic Employer Association, National Employment Law Project, Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, The California Coalition of Domestic Workers, affiliated and unaffiliated domestic worker groups across the nation. Buy ordering depo provera Pills