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Words in Transit is an oral history project featuring the stories of people who have made western New England their new home.

Words in Transit - Family Reunion

Words in Transit
Beth Reynolds
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NEPR

Family Reunion features stories of two young people who came to the United States to re-unite with their families. Western New England is home to immigrants and refugees from around the globe, and their presence revitalizes the region and redefines its culture. Their journeys have involved fear, uprootedness, and isolation as well as perseverance, creativity, and hope. New England Public Radio (NEPR), in collaboration with Copeland Colloquium at Amherst College produced Words in Transit, an oral history project collected the personal stories of nearly thirty people who have made this area their new home.

Tema Silk is the editor for NEPM's award-winning commentaries, which she’s been involved with since 2010. She's also a contributing reporter.
John Voci is Senior Director, Radio, at New England Public Media.
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