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John Santos - Batá By The Bay  by Ashley James & Kathryn Golden
by Ashley James & Kathryn Golden
Immigration involves more than the flow of people – it's the flow of culture, too. San Francisco's John Santos expresses this idea through his music, ... more »
201%
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$60,491
raised
164
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Inside The Classroom: The Immigrant Experience by The Hechinger Report
by The Hechinger Report
National education coverage tends to happen from afar – not at The Hechinger Report. Back this project to put our reporters inside American classrooms... more »
121%
backed
$42,486
raised
154
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Adios Amor & MiHistoria: Farmworker Women Stories by Laurie Coyle and Albertina Zarazúa Padilla
by Laurie Coyle and Albertina Zarazúa Padilla
Back this project, and you'll fund a documentary film and community-based storytelling initiative that brings the voices of immigrant Latina women int... more »
111%
backed
$39,057
raised
117
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The Faces Behind the H-1B Debate by The San Francisco Chronicle
by The San Francisco Chronicle
Back this project and the San Francisco Chronicle will deliver a comprehensive multimedia reporting project on H1B visas, looking at the would-be immi... more »
100%
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$15,000
raised
203
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My Bolivia: Remembering What I Never Knew by Rick Tejada-Flores
by Rick Tejada-Flores
How can the child of immigrants reconnect with his own history? My Bolivia documents my struggle to answer that question as I uncover slave owners, m... more »
165%
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$49,590
raised
188
backers
Let's Change the Immigration Debate for 2016 by The Nation
by The Nation
Immigrants will be at the center of the 2016 campaign--as scapegoats, as voters, and as a powerful movement. With your backing, reporter Julianne Hing... more »
15%
next goal
$56,745
raised
281
readers
Prodigal Daughter - A Personal Documentary by Mabel Valdiviezo
by Mabel Valdiviezo
A Peruvian-American artist conquers immigration hardship, trauma, and family isolation in this epic story of healing and reconciliation. Beacon will p... more »
125%
backed
$37,501
raised
267
backers
Our Environmental Future by Climate Confidential
by Climate Confidential
Severe weather, drought, blackouts: today’s big stories are environmental stories. We'll highlight the headaches and the opportunities and help you le... more »
2%
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$46,683
raised
832
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