Comic Book: Migrant Stories of Hope and Resilience
Created By: Kino Border Initiative
In June, the Kino Border Initiative branched out in a new direction—publishing an educational comic book in collaboration with the Hope Border Institute, Migrant: Stories of Hope and Resilience. Graphic novel and comic book creators Jeffry Odell Korgen and Kevin C. Pyle approached the KBI with the innovative and timely idea of presenting migrant stories in illustrated form last year.
Migrant: Stories of Hope and Resilience presents a range of migrant accounts that encourage readers to identify with the challenges migrants face, question assumptions about their lives and reasons for migrating, and tackle the complicated questions posed by our current immigration system. The stories give narrative life to the threats of violence experienced in home countries, extortion wielded at the border, the effects of militarization, and the impact of family separation, among other scenarios. There are also educational sections that outline topics such as migrant rights and advocacy efforts.