Gala Program Agenda
Welcome from Green Card Voices Board Chair, Luis Versailles
A Word from the Co-Leadership Team
Fund the Need
1-Hour Story Stitch Break-out Groups*
Raising Immigrant Voices Award
*The Gala Story Stitch Circles—Meet a Superhero!
Each Circle will:
• be an intimate group of 8 people
• include one of the 25 authors/illustrators from Our Stories Carried Us Here!
• be facilitated by a Certified Story Stitch Facilitator
Do you want to chat with the Minneapolis-based storyteller Zaynab Abdi about what it’s like to speak at the United Nations?
Want to ask national book award winner, Nate Powell, what inspired him to become a graphic illustrator?
Curious about what it’s like to apply and be chosen for an “Einstein Visa”? Silicon-Valley-based storyteller, Dr. Craig Moodie, can fill you in on his experience.
These are just a few of the amazing people you can meet when you stay for the Gala Story Stitch Circles! You will be able to choose a circle tailored to your interests. A survey will be sent to you before the Gala and you can let us know which Author/Illustrator circle you want to join. Priority will be based on the date of your ticket purchase.