Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Resources to Inspire Empathy about Immigration

I'll be speaking at the #AATSP17 conference in Chicago this week on: "Discussing sensitive current issues in the Spanish classroom: A Humane Education approach" I'll be sharing some resources for inspiring empathy in civic dialogue when talking about political change and about immigration policy. Here are links to some activities and maaterials I have used in the Spanish language classroom to spark conversation and reflection. VIDEOSFamilias sin fronteras (3 min) •A Family Endures the Tragic Side of ImmigrationInvisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon: (Trailer) •Frontline: A Tale of Two VillagesBuen Viaje – Immigration between Morocco and Spain (Film in Spanish without subtitles here) •Dying to LiveVictoria para Chino (in the textbook Rumbos with subtitles in English / Spanish) •Life in the Deportee Slums of MexicoSin nombre (full length feature film—use with reading Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario) BOOKSCajas de Cartón: Memorias de un niño campesino de Francisco Jiménez •Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario ORGANIZATIONSDeported Veterans Support HouseNo más muertes / No More DeathsRadio Ambulante episodes on immigration