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The Dream Act

A Forks High School junior's immigration status may end her dream of attending university. This article was published by the Peninsula Daily News in 2005. more »



Rafael teaches English as a Second Language at Peninsula College in Forks, WA. He has lived in the area for over 15 years and was interviewed in the Spring of 2005 by Layla Iranshad and Israel Bayer for the Community Museum Project. more »


Student Contest

The Community Museum Project's staff for the exhibit "People without borders/Una gente sin fronteras" sponsored a contest for Latinos in Forks. Entries in the contest could be essays, poetry or artwork, created in response to one or all of a set of questions. more »



Elena Velasquez traveled from Juarez, Mexico to Forks, WA in 1979 when she was nine years old. She grew up in Forks, attending school there, and now serves as the Bilingual teacher for the Middle and High Schools. In the Spring of 2005 she was interviewed by Layla Iranshad and Israel Bayer for the Community Museum Project. more »


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