jueves, 21 de enero de 2010

Songs about migration

Listen to Matamoros Bank by Bruce Springsteen.
What follows is the reason why he wrote this song:"Each year many die crossing the deserts, mountains, and rivers of our southern border in search of a better life. Here I follow the journey backwards, from the body at the river bottom, to the man walking across the desert towards the banks of the Rio Grande" Bruce.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3onGiUywuko


How would you feel if you were in that situation?

Do you know any other songs about migration?



Listen to Englishman in New York by Sting


video

Sing along!

I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I'm an Englishman in New York

See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it everywhere I walk
I'm an Englishman in New York

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

If, "Manners maketh man" as someone said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You could end up as the only one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this society
At night a candle's brighter than the sun

Takes more than combat gear to make a man
Takes more than a license for a gun
Confront your enemies, avoid them when you can
A gentleman will walk but never run

If, "Manners maketh man" as someone said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an alien I'm a legal alien
I'm an Englishman in New York

martes, 19 de enero de 2010

Immigration stories - A long road ahead

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We have been working with the many faces of migration. Some are happy and some are sad. There is still a long road ahead, but as we become aware of the situation, we grow closer to solutions little by little.

Add a personal comment regarding the immigrant stories that we have seen. What is your point of view on this situation?

lunes, 18 de enero de 2010

Feedback on Migration issues

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MexicoReporter, "Pro-immigration protest during President Barack Obama's Mexico Visit", January 2010, 2009 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution.


Add a personal comment on all the issues that we have been discussing so far in the Migration Project.

What is your point of view on the current situation? Share your opinion with everybody so that we all can see each other's point of view! :)


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