WELCOME TO OUR FALL 2011 SEMESTER
This Fall will be our third semester since our pilot program this past Spring. This program educates and empowers youth to document immigration stories directly from their communities. The students came to this country 2 to 11 years ago and now live in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, or Staten Island. Each week, there have been workshops, field trips and discussions about Asian American history, identity, workers rights, immigrant rights, art and culture. They 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.