Entries by Adam Strom

Re-imagining the experience of migration through graphic novels

By Kimberly Young with Adam Strom Introducing migration into your classroom, through a historic or current event lens can feel overwhelming.  Where do you start? One possible resource is graphic novels.* Mirroring the continued historic increases of people on the move worldwide, growing numbers of graphic texts (memoirs, journalism histories, and fiction) are centered on […]

The Role of Educators in a World on the Move

In this seven-minute film, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies reflects on the role of educators, particularly teachers, in a world of migration. In particular, Suárez-Orozco focuses on the role of relationships between teachers and students. Re-imagining Migration’s The Role of Educators in a World on the […]

Social Media Coordinator Contract Position

Re-imagining Migration is looking for an energetic entry-level Social Media Coordinator to work part-time with our team and help our social accounts improve reach and engagement. In this 10 hour a week, contract position, you will be responsible for conducting research on our target audience and designing social campaigns and a social media strategy that […]

Finding Success with Immigrant Students at UCLA Community School

by John McDonald “Migration,” says Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, “is as old as Homo sapiens, it is an ancient and shared condition of our humanity.” Suarez-Orozco, the Wasserman Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and a noted scholar on migration, likes to say, “We are all immigrants, it is the issue of […]

Video: Italian Americans – Assimiliation

There are many ways that newcomers can become acculturate into a new society. There are two words, that people often use interchangeably, that are associated with the ways that people acculturate: assimilation and integration. Despite the fact that they are often used interchangeably, they do not mean the same thing. Assimilation implies gives up aspects […]

Video: Ireland’s Great Hunger and the Irish Diaspora

“Did the old songs taunt or cheer you And did they still make you cry? Did you count the months and years Or did your teardrops quickly dry?” From the song, ‘Thousands Are Sailing’ by The Pogues Those living in mid-19th century Ireland faced dire circumstances, as a “fungus-like infection” destroyed Irish potato crops. However, the […]