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This interactive workshop focuses on the experiences of refugees and immigrants, includes engagement with both works of art and with participants’ own stories. In the immersive video installation “Candice Breitz: Love Story,” hear from six individuals who have fled their countries in response to oppressive conditions, and also encounter actors Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore’s retelling of these stories on a large screen. Discussions with other works from the MFA collection tie the current worldwide refugee crises to historical migrations, and provide examples of digital images and suggested prompts teachers can use in their own classrooms. Adam Strom, director of the organization Re-Imagining Migration, also facilitates an opportunity for participants to share and record stories connected to migration.
Link to Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: Arts Connections Strand Standards 6–10; HSS: World History II.
Teacher Professional Development Programs are supported by The Rabb/Goldberg/Cahners Fund for Teacher Resources, and the Louise O. and Robert F. Levin Fund for Innovation in Teaching. With additional support from Susan and Michael Haley, and the Brennan and Cianciolo Family Fund in memory of Vivian Monaco.