The Immigrant Archive Project is an independent national initiative dedicated to preserving the life stories of America's Latino immigrant population. We accomplish this by recording, in their own words, the intimate stories of Latino immigrants of all nations. The content of these interviews will be shared with listeners via radio, television, internet, and traveling educational as well as art installations.
Through this initiative we hope to preserve the struggles, dreams and accomplishments of America's vast and diverse Latino immigrant population so that future generations may learn from their collective experience.
Cristi Tenhagen is a Cuban-American. She was raised in her father's home town of Wisconsin, where her Cuban American mother made sure she learned about her Latino roots. Her maternal grandfather - an immigrant who struggled for his family - was a huge influence in her life.