Category: Ed Outreach Upcoming Events

Title: Children and Youth Literature in the Classroom: Teaching Place & Displacement in Africa & the Middle East

Date Published: March 3, 2022
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Saturday, April 2, 2022, 1:00pm-4:00pm EST (virtual)

Join us for the 7th Annual Howard University/Georgetown University gathering for educators, librarians, and pre-service teachers. Howard’s Center for African Studies and School of Education, and Georgetown’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies feature a workshop on the important topic of teaching about international migration and internal displacement through the lens of people’s experience. The sessions will feature authors of two award-winning books: Omar Mohamed, When Stars are Scattered, a graphic novel written from a child’s perspective on life in a Kenyan refugee camp, and George Butler, Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Human Migration, illustrating a dozen places in the past decade by a wonderfully talented reportage artist. The session includes discussion of pedagogy and resources for classroom use around the topic of humanizing this widespread global issue. Attendees will receive a copy of both books through the Howard University Bookstore.

Register with this form. You will receive the link after registration.

This program is made possible by a Title VI grant from the United States Department of Education, which is funding National Resource Centers on Africa at Howard University and on the Middle East at Georgetown University, and by support from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown.