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Kate Carlier Currie will share her Illustrated Memoir project and discuss how to support diverse groups of students through promoting self-trust and self-efficacy.

This event is hybrid. Join us in-person in King 320, or  virtually via Zoom at this link.

About the Illustrated Memoir Project

The illustrated memoir project engages newly arrived immigrant and refugee students in the Cincinnati Public School district. Each student writes and illustrates their own unique memoir over the course of an academic year. These memoirs are then printed and copies are given to the student and the school.

Nearly half of the memoirs created so far are bilingual. There are multiple trilingual books. These memoirs provide an opportunity for refugee and immigrant youths to share their unique lived experience and ways of knowing the world. The project celebrates the students’ multilingualism, resiliency, and knowledge and provides myriad opportunities for peer-to-peer mentoring and scaffolded learning opportunities.

The project is actively cultivating partnerships to develop diverse avenues for sharing these unique stories with the broader community. Planning is ongoing to enable student authors to actively share their memoirs with younger school children in the region, to foster empathy and understanding of the refugee and immigrant experience. A small cohort of students are currently working to turn their memoir stories into short stop motion animation films.