Surviving Voices:. The Narrative of Refuge, An Intergenerational Anthology A Miami Dade College Learning Innovations 2006 Golden Apple Grant Project Lisa Shaw English Department North. Project Proposal:.
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The Narrative of Refuge,
An Intergenerational Anthology
A Miami Dade College Learning Innovations
2006 Golden Apple Grant Project
The recording, compilation, and publication of oral histories of those who found refuge in South Florida
Former political prisoners
… explores literature as a form of
cultural expression. Students are engaged in the critical process of analysis by connecting literary texts to cultural issues. Through oral and written assignments, and practical investigation, students will study literature as a socio-cultural response by writers to the world in which they live.
Students read and discussed the literary units in their literature text, then selected a specific historical/cultural area on which to focus (political refugees, Holocaust survivors, Viet Nam veterans).
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Morikami Museum and Gardens
Our students at Miami Dade are not immune to the suffering of their particular ethnic and cultural communities, but they are personally removed from the historical experiences of other cultures who live just outside the boundaries of their own small neighborhoods.
supports community agency objectives,
and creates a deep sense of belonging in our students, who are often struggling to find their place in the world.
and becomes living history.
interviewing Holocaust survivor George Gottlieb
Sade Jenkins, interviewing Viet Nam veteran Gilbert T. Lebron
Diane Melville, interviewing Katrina evacuee, 18 year-old Alain
Elba Lumbi , interviewing Cuban refugee Olga Sanchez
Marie Brevil, interviewing Cuban refugee Mercedes Battista
Lien Parra, Cuban refugee, translator
“From the moment Ella started telling me her story—which was mostly her experience as a refugee—I automatically saw a connection between her struggle and what many immigrants go through.”
Yudi Cayon, Interviewing
Holocaust refugee Ella Kayon
“Just knowing the first hand accounts of what’s going on in Haiti is a scary thing.
Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere. “
interviewing Haitian refugee ”JD”
Paula Roa, interviewing
Holocaust survivor Rita Hofrichter
Santas Rosario, interviewing Holocaust survivor Leah Lee