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At Re-imagining Migration, we seek to present a research-based, fresh, new perspective on the experience of migration. The story of migration is the story of our shared human experience. Stories of migration shape and are shaped by our understanding of history, literature, art, sciences. Ignoring them, breeds misunderstanding, polarization. Understanding them can reconcile us with our common humanity and inform our interactions in a world of increasing diversity and complexity.  We believe educating young people to recognize our shared narratives ad learn to live with, work with, and respect our differences is essential for the survival of democracy.

We are developing an evidence-based education program and large scale network that fosters academic, civic, social, and emotional growth by inviting educators and students to understand, reflect upon, and take action on issues related to migration. We are seeking educational leaders, inside and outside of schools, including community organizations, museums, and after-school programs to join us in this venture!

To do this work we are building an educational movement with high-impact educational institutions and innovative practitioners to re-imagine our shared history in order to create welcoming and inclusive communities. To date, we have forged active partnerships and collaborations with organizations that reach over 12 million young people a year. Both the depth and breadth of our work is expanding. By providing tools and professional learning for educators, we are nurturing current and future generations with the knowledge, empathy, and mindsets that sustain inclusive and welcoming communities.

As of November 2019, Re-imagining Migration reaches educators in 40 U.S. states including Alaska and Hawaii.

Our goal is that 2025, our work will reach approximately half of the school-aged students in the United States with active partnerships and collaborations with high impact educational institutions around the world. 

Our collaborators and partners include

  • American Jewish Historical Society
  • Anti-defamation League Education (ADL)
  • Boston Public Schools
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools
  • Confianza
  • Cultural Agents
  • Design for Change (USA)
  • Facing History and Ourselves
  • Got History
  • History UnErased
  • I am Not a Virus
  • Immigrant History Initiative
  • Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
  • International High Schools Network
  • Lee and Low Books
  • Listenwise
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Not in Our Town
  • The New York Hall of Science
  • Salem State Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • School Mind, Brain and Education, Ettore Majorana Foundation
  • Share My Lesson
  • The National Gallery of Art, DC
  • The Immigrant Learning Center
  • The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
  • The Smithsonian Digital Learning Lab
  • The Tenement Museum
  • UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
  • University of Hildesheim
  • Washington International School
  • Welcoming America
  • Words Without Borders

Re-Imagining Migration Fellows Juliana Ospina Cano (Conexión Américas), Andrés Henríquez (New York Hall of Science), Amy Melik (Confianza), and Viola Georgi (Center for Educational Integration – Diversity and Democracy in Migration Societies at the University of Hildesheim)

Re-imagining Migration Fellows

Central to our efforts to spur educational innovation is the Re-imagining Migration fellows project. Now entering its second year, Re-imagining Migration fellows are leaders from across the educational ecosystem, from artists and filmmakers, community organizations, museums, schools and schools of education.

Applicants to the Re-imagining Migration fellows program propose an action research project based on our educational framework, attend our annual seminar, design their project with the assistance of Re-imagining Migration staff and fellows, and agree to share the results of their world with educators around the world.

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