Book Launch of "Our Stories Carried Us Here" - Green Card Voices

Book Launch of “Our Stories Carried Us Here”

We are so pleased to announce a FREE, LIVE, IN-PERSON hardcover Book Launch for Our Stories Carried Us Here. Save September 15, 2021 for a memorable, fun-filled evening at the Landmark Center. All are Welcome! Reserve your spot today!



Meet the storytellers, illustrators, and co-editors who’ll be joining us in-person coming from Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Fargo, North Dakota, and Northern and Central Minnesota: Zurya Anjum, Amara Solomon Kamara, Mary Anne Quiroz, Aziz Kamal, Benie (Ruth) Mekolum, Vy Loung, sushine gao, Tom Kaczynski, Toufic El Rassi, and Veronica Quillien (Sandjock Likinè).



  • 5:30 pm: Networking/Meet and Greet/Light Refreshments
  • 6:15 pm: Words from Co-Editors
  • 6:30 pm: Panel with storytellers and illustrators, followed by Q&A
  • 7:30 pm: Book signing and sales
  • 8:30 pm: Event concludes



  1. Individually packed snacks, soda cans, and bottled water will be provided during networking.
  2. Chairs will be set up in a theater style spaced 6 ft apart. We ask that you be mindful of your and others’ space by maintaining a 6 ft distance unless others invite you to come in closer and you are comfortable doing so. You are welcome to sit in pods with family, friends or people you trust. We have decided to go this route so that you will have the most flexibility to sit where you feel safest and most comfortable.
  3. Masks will be required for all participants to wear and will only be removed when enjoying refreshments.
  4. Hand sanitizer and extra masks will be provided throughout the space in case you need to use it.
  5. Only registrants will be allowed to attend this event.
  6. If you are feeling under the weather, we ask that you please stay home to keep others safe.



Our Stories Carried Us Here: A Graphic Novel Anthology documents and amplifies the first person stories of 10 immigrants and refugees. These individuals live across the United States, in cities including Fargo, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Milwaukee, and are students, doctors, engineers, and artists. This project details their lives in their home countries and their reasons for leaving, document their journey to the US, and highlight their goals for the future.

“One feels the motif of the American Dream throughout this book, not as the universal truth it is usually painted as, but as a trope that some of the authors would very much like to undo to get at a more personal truth closer to their own experience.” —Thi Bui, Author of The Best We Could

Learn more about the graphic novel at www.greencardvoices.org/book/graphic-novel

The event is finished.


Sep 15 2021


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

More Info



Landmark Center
Saint Paul, MN


Green Card Voices

Comments (4)

  1. Beth Trudell
    Beth Trudell

    Will this be offered on Zoom or only in person? I am asking because I live in California.

    • Shiney Her
      Shiney Her

      Hi Beth, unfortunately the event will only be in-person. We may record and do a Facebook live of the event. Make sure to follow us on Facebook to be on the lookout!

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