Around the World in Milwaukee
“The more you know about another person’s story, the less possible it is to see that person as your enemy.”
GYLI partnered with the Nicholas Sparks foundation to gather high school students in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area of different cultural backgrounds for a day of cultural exploration and storytelling. The day was filmed and will be made into a documentary highlighting ways youth are preserving their cultures within small U.S. cities. The intention is use this film in classrooms throughout the U.S. – helping students to gain an understanding of someone else’s cultural story upbringing in the U.S. that is different than their own.
Participants and Locations:
Filmmaker: Ian–12th Grade and Pius XI High School
Hindu Temple of Milwaukee: Anshul–9th Grade Brookfield East High School
Milwaukee Asian(Hmong) Market: Aaron–9th Grade at Hmong Peace Academy
Glencastle Irish Dance Studio: Meghan–12th Grade at Brookfield East High School
Islamic Society of Milwaukee: Leila–12th Grade and Salam School
Mexican Street Festival: Marychel–Freshman at Marquette University
Wednesday December 2 at 6:00PM at Pius XI High School
135 N. 76th Street Milwaukee
The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the students.