The Immigrant Story Live

Stories have power. At The Immigrant Story (TIS), we believe the most important ones originate from within the immigrant community — especially during the current political climate.

With that in mind, we cordially invite you to The Immigrant Story Live — a chance to experience the power of storytelling. Sponsored by the City of Beaverton, the event features four compelling, contemporary stories told — and lived — by members of our immigrant community.

Design: Alicia B. DeMellier

Join us Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Beaverton City Library Auditorium, located at 12375 S.W. 5th St. This live event will celebrate our storytellers as well as the broader Welcoming Week, which is designed to bring together immigrants, refugees, and U.S.-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone to our communities.

The Immigrant Story Live kicks off at 7 p.m. with a musical performance featuring a collaboration between Masumi Timson, a renowned musician of the koto, one of Japan’s most treasured instruments, and Fumino Ando, a reputed Oregon Symphony violinist from Japan. Afterward, from 8 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., four different storytellers from across the globe will share unique stories about the arduous and frequently dangerous journeys that brought them to the United States.

This is a free event, and seating is limited to 150. Doors open at 6:30 PM.