New Hampshire's Immigration Story: What We've Learned

May 24, 2012

We conclude our series on New Hampshire’s Immigration Story.  Over the past year, we’ve examined our immigrant past -- from that first encounter between Native Americans and Europeans to how newcomers shape our communities today… their contributions, their struggles, and the conflicts that come up.  We’ll look at what we’ve learned…and how our immigration story is still being written.


Eva Castillo: Coordinator for The New Hampshire Alliance of Immigrants and Refugees, a part of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. Eva first came to America from Venezuela in 1976 and moved to New Hampshire in 1983.

Augustin Ntabaganyimana: Director of Resettlement services for Lutheran Social Services of New Hampshire.  Augustin came to New Hampshire as a refugee from Rwanda in 2000.

Keith Shields, Executive Producer of The Exchange and coordinator of the series on New Hampshire’s Immigration Story.

David Watters:Professor of English at UNH, where he is the director of the center for New England culture.