From our very origins, the human journey has been shaped by migration. For over 70,000 years, human beings have been on the move and today migrations are reshaping the world. While foundational to the human experience, when large numbers of newcomers arrive, they are often met with skepticism and distrust.
In the U.S., twenty-five percent of children under the age of 18 have an immigrant parent. The world over, the success of the children of immigrants is essential to our shared future. Education, in and out of school, will play a foundational role in helping to nurture democracy.
Re-Imagining Migration is a new organization created to foster understanding and the successful inclusion of immigrant youth across the globe. By providing resources and training to educators, we equip them to engage the children of migration and their peers to learn from one another in reflective learning environments. The goal of our work is to empower all students to become ethical and active participants in our interconnected world.
We were founded in July 2017 by Adam Strom, the former Director of Scholarship and Innovation at Facing History and Ourselves, and pioneering scholars of immigration and education, Carola Suarez-Orozco, the Co-Director of the Institute for Immigration, Globalization & Education at UCLA and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, the Wasserman Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA. The project is developing rigorously vetted resources for classrooms and opportunities for lifelong learning and quality professional development to foster the civic skills, social, and intellectual habits necessary for democracy to flourish in the age of mass migrations. [more]