Newest Americans: Stories from the Global City

September 19, 2019

By mid-century, demographers predict that people of European descent will no longer be the majority in the United States. Newest Americans is a multimedia documentary and storytelling project that explores the implications of this seismic change from the perspective of the campus of Rutgers University-Newark, the most diverse university in the country for the past two decades.  A unique collaboration between a public research university, an award-winning media production company and some of the world’s leading photojournalists, the project affords a glimpse into the world of the newest Americans and a vision of our demographic future.

Tim Raphael is co-founder and director of Newest Americans which cross-pollinates digital media, academic research and civic engagement to document immigrant stories and identities with Jersey roots and a global reach. Dr. Raphael will utilize media created by Newest Americans to discuss how the project has worked with two Newark oral history collections to activate the archive through multimedia storytelling.

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