Tag Archives: immigration

The Backstory of “Dreamers” Onstage at Brava

Brava Theater will host two performances of Gary Soto’s In and Out of Shadows this Sunday, featuring several young actors who have had personal experiences with the themes the musical explores: Being undocumented, living as an...
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Nonprofits Struggle With Influx of Immigrant Youth

The Bay Area, and the Mission in particular, has long been a refuge for immigrants fleeing their country of origin. However, with a surging number of predominantly young migrants escaping intensified violence in Central America, the...
Cristina at her home in San Leandro contemplates her return back to Mexico. Photo by Sean Havey.

An Immigrant Woman’s Nightmare Journey Into Post-Traumatic Stress

Cristina often found herself wandering the streets of the Mission District for hours, without direction, contemplating suicide. “I just wanted to be alone,” she said — so much so that when she saw her son...
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Immigrant Stories Light the Way at Mission Cultural Center

At the beginning of Thursday night’s performance at the Mission Cultural Center, audience members were asked to raise their hands if they were immigrants or the children or grandchildren of immigrants. Nearly every hand in...