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.