The Traveler’s Voice: Perspectives on Migration

News Release:  The Traveler’s Voice:  Perspectives on Migration 

Each day seems to bring more news of refugees and immigrants escaping violence in their home countries, seeking a new location where they may live in peace and safety. Join Walsh University, the Massillon Museum, and the Immigrant Worker Project-Centro San Jose to hear first-hand the challenges and successes of people who have fled their own nations to resettle in Ohio.

The free program will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Walsh University Barrette Business and Community Center Conference Room B, 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton. The public is welcome and no reservations are required.

Part of The Big Read, The Traveler’s Voice is being presented to enhance the experience of reading In the Time of the Butterflies, the 2016 book selection, which is set in the Dominican Republic during the turbulent 1950s. 

The Big Read is a National Endowment for the Arts initiative to return leisure reading to America. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. This is the ninth consecutive year the Massillon Museum has earned this prestigious grant.

Support for the local program is also provided by The Women’s Fund Endowment of Stark Community Foundation, Massillon/North Canton Elks #2029, and Rotary Club of Massillon. Local organizations and individuals collaborating with the Massillon Museum include:  the Massillon Public Library; Stark Parks (Exploration Gateway); Massillon/North Canton Elks #2029; Immigrant Worker Project-Centro San Jose; All a Flutter Butterflies; Partners Against Trafficking of Humans–Stark, the Artful Living Program; Walsh University and Walsh University Museum Studies Club; AHEAD/SPARK Massillon, Washington High School Drama Department, Washington High School, R.G. Drage, Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark County, The Wilderness Center; Anderson’s in the City; North Canton Public Library; Kozmo’s Grille; The Inn at University Village; Stark County Lake Branch Library; Augsburg Lutheran Church-Nuestra Casa; Lincoln Theatre; Saint Joseph Catholic Church; Mo’ Joes Coffee House and Café Book Club; St. Ives Book Club; La Amistad at Dover Public Library; Ohio State University-ATI; Kent State University; Domestic Violence Project, Inc.; The Barrel Room; Massillon Woman’s Club; and many community volunteers.

The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark to supplement its primary local funding.

For more information about the book discussions or The Big Read, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit or

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.  A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free.


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