Cha Neng Vang was born in Laos in 1954. At the age of 14 he began playing the qeej. After entering the refugee camp he stopped playing the instrument until after he came to the United States in 2000.
Caren Cazares was born in 1995. Both of her parents had immigrated to the United States from Mexico. She reflected on the impact of her mother on her life, especially as she was graduating from college in Minnesota.
Juan Carlos grew up in Cuba and came to the United States in 2006. He shares his story of growing up and observing life in his country, where life is based on survival. Juan Carlos was excited to come to the United States and find a job, but leaving was…