Butterfly Story Collective Podcast

12 EpisodesProduced by Butterfly Story Collective

The Butterfly Story Collective is a network of local storytelling projects produced by immigrants and about the immigrant experience in the United States. This podcast features stories shared by participants in those local projects from all over the country.

12 Episodes | 2017 - 2018

Our Work is Not Finished: NoMuslimBanEver series - Azadeh Shahshahani

May 23rd, 2018


Human rights attorney and Iranian-American, Azadeh Shahshahani shares her journey from the day the Trump Administration issued the first ban on people from Muslim-majority countries, up to the day in the US Supreme …

Look at Me, Human to Human: NoMuslimBan Ever series - Hassan Shibly

May 16th, 2018


Civil rights attorney Hassan Shibly reflects on his meetings that day with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He discusses the lack of empathy and …

Every Case of Oppression is a Muslim Cause: NoMuslimBanEver Series - Abrar Omeish

May 9th, 2018


Abrar Omeish shares her experiences growing up Muslim in a post-9/11 United States and how that has shaped her passion for social justice and public service. The daughter and granddaughter of Libyan immigrants, Abrar …

An Experience I Will Never Forget: NoMuslimBanEver Series - Dr. Debbie Almontaser

May 2nd, 2018


Dr. Debbie Almontaser came to the United States from Yemen at the age of three, meeting her father and experiencing snow, both for the first time. On April 25, 2018, she sat in the Supreme Court, listening to oral …

Safe for Whom?: NoMuslimBanEver Series - Nisrin

April 25th, 2018


Nisrin Elamin was one of the first people detained at JFK airport on Jan. 27, 2017, after President Trump signed an executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States. Now a naturalized …

Standing with Bamba...in Love, Hope and Faith

January 11th, 2018


Actor Bambadjan Bamba, from the Marvel film Black Panther and NBC's The Good Place, shares his story of arriving from the Ivory Coast as a child, learning to "be American" by watching television, discovering that he was …

Where My Life is at Right Now

December 19th, 2017


DACA recipients and UC Davis students Deniss, Divine, Roy and Oswaldo chat with Andrea Gaytan, director of the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center about the complexity of the immigration system, the problematics of …

My Voice Will Not Be Silenced

December 12th, 2017


Oswaldo is a poet, a student and a DACA recipient who worked in the corn fields to pay his way through community college, and who found his voice as …

Divine's Hope

December 5th, 2017


Divine shares her journey of arriving from the Philippines at 11 years old, her struggles to further her studies, being the only undocumented person …

My Family Made it Possible

November 28th, 2017


Roy, a DACA recipient and UC Davis graduate student, talks about the silence in his family surrounding their migratory status, overcoming the challenges of being undocumented in his pursuit of higher education, and the …

Undocumented People are Strong

November 21st, 2017


Deniss, a graduate student at University of California at Davis joins Andrea Gaytan of the AB540 & Undocumented Student Center to share her experience of growing up in a conservative part of California as …

Butterfly Story Collective Podcast Trailer

October 27th, 2017


This podcast is a production of the Butterfly Story Collective, a network of local storytelling projects and events produced by immigrants and about …

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