Exploring the Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean

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Exploring the Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington, D.C.

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Location: American University, School of Education 

Description: This workshop explored the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, the workshop prepared K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presented the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers included 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with curriculum specialist Rebeca Gamez, engaged participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

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To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

For more information, please visit claspprograms.org/americasaward

The program was sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.