WELCOME TO OUR SPRING 2012 SEMESTER
This Spring will be the one-year mark since we first started the pilot for this program in March 2011. We are very excited for the coming semester. This program educates and empowers youth to document immigration stories directly from their communities. The students are either born or came to this country 2 to 11 years ago and now live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and even New Jersey. Each week, there will be workshops, field trips and discussions about Asian American history, identity, workers rights, immigrant rights, art and culture.
Past students have learned to use the written and spoken word. They have written about the immigrant experience in their own blog. In the coming weeks they will move on to learn more the community, involvement, and action. And, explore teamwork and other ways of documenting the immigrant experience including video, creating a newsletter and a flier campaign. Each weekly session takes place on Sunday from 10:30am-1:30pm at the CPA office.