Immigration isn’t just about politics – it is an integral part of our everyday experience. These conversations and discussions with Hoosiers provide a contemporary view on immigration and ethnic heritage as well as the related issues of language, culture, work, origins, ethnic identity and self awareness. 

Community Conversations

Listen to our conversations with the Chen family of Indianapolis (from "Who Do You Think You Are?" video program, Indiana Historical Society, 1998):

How Indianapolis and Hong Kong differ

How educational opportunities affected their decisions to come to the United States

Their adjustment to life in Indiana

How they keep their family heritage and cultural traditions alive

Read our conversations with: 

William “Wild Bill” Hill of Gary 

Dr. Jose Arrendondo of East Chicago, Ind.