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Let me tell you where I am really from is a multimedia storytelling event featuring immigrants, first-generation Americans, and native people who, in their own words, will answer the ever-present question experienced by our non-white neighbors, “but where are you really from?”
Colorado is most often described as one of the best places to live in America. A health haven, a place with good schools, a place to go hiking and to drink beer with your friends. In Colorado’s “best places to live” like Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins, though, our performers’ experiences of being an outsider in their own communities are common.
Stories from Bimina Ranjit, a New Yorker of Nepali descent who relocated to the Boulder during the COVID-19 pandemic, Miriam Moreno, a 1st generation Mexican American Comic who calls Denver home, Jeffrey Mizell, a nomad who found his home in Fort Collins, Rosario Del Rio, an anthropologist working in the medical field who is originally from Panama but was born in Mexico and Evan Johnson, Native-Italian comedian from Denver will be showcasing what it is like for non-white minorities to live in these places. Boulder: the People’s Republic of Colorado. Denver: the Queen City of the West. Fort Collins: Choice City. The list goes on. But our performers ask, which people are these places for, and are we part of that group?
The performers will present stories on culture and identity, strength and resistance, triumph and failure, comedy and vulnerability, entitlement and compliance.
1. Bimina Ranjit
2. Miriam Morena
3. Jeffery Mizell
4. Rosario Del Rio
5. Evan Johnson