Teaching Haiti and Immigration with American Street

Teaching Haiti and Immigration with American Street

Date: Wednesday, February 13
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Join CLAS as we learn about the culture, language, history, and global context of Haiti while highlighting American Street, the award-winning YA novel of Ibi Zoboi. This special Black History Month workshop will feature a public talk and a private discussion/Q&A with Zoboi, as well as a panel discussion with Zoboi and Haitian-American scholar Patrick Bellegarde-Smith.  Other sessions will include a historical and cultural exploration of Haiti, and suggested classroom activities and related resources. Each participant will receive a copy of American Street. Upper middle school and high school teachers are particularly encouraged to attend.

Registration:  $10. Includes campus parking, coffee, lunch, and a copy of American Street by Ibi Zoboi. Register by February 4, 2019.

[travel scholarships available] *Free for pre-service teachers! Contact Colleen McCoy [colleen.e.mccoy@vanderbilt.edu] for more information.