From Where the Palm Grows / De Donde Crece La Palma

Meghan Valdes

This installation is a part of Listening Through Time and Place: An Interactive Oral History Exhibit, OHMA's multimedia interactive popup exhibition of stories, which will take place at the Social Hall at Union Theological Seminary on April 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

In this exhibit, visitors are invited to sit and listen to an audio piece consisting of narration, music, and excerpts from four separate interviews with Cuban immigrants. The piece focuses on each narrator's unique migration story, divided across generational lines, and how their experiences in both Cuba and the U.S. have shaped their ideas of home and sense of place. After listening, visitors are invited to enjoy a freshly brewed cafecito or cafĂ© con leche (Cuban coffee). 

Meghan Valdes is a New Jersey native and second generation Cuban-American. She obtained her B.A. in History from Rutgers University this past spring and came to OHMA following internships at the National September 11 Museum and Rutgers Oral History Archives. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing video games, and reading sci-fi novels.

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