Re-Imagining Migration: Research Workshop in Washington D.C. Explores Migration

Re-Imagining Migration, an educational research, development, and civic engagement initiative at UCLA, held a research workshop June 27-29 at the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. The event highlighted the work of the Re-Imagining Migration Fellows, a cadre of scholars, educators, museum professionals, and other stakeholders who are working to ensure a greater understanding of migration as a shared human experience in order to create and sustain inclusive and welcoming environments and to prepare immigrant- origin youth and their peers to develop to their full potential. 

“[Migration] is one of the critical issues facing our nation with tremendous implications for our schools and communities,” says Marcelo Suárez Orozco, Wasserman Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Co-Founder of Re-Imagining Migration. “Yet, our thinking and teaching about the challenge and opportunities in human migration remain limited and fragmented. We are failing to prepare our youth to understand one of the most pressing civic issues of our time, and to prepare them to navigate a world of increasing diversity and complexity. We aim to change that.” 

Re-imagining Migration is an initiative of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies in collaboration with Project Zero at Harvard University. The 2019 Re-Imagining Migration Fellows Seminar is being held in partnership with the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.  

To view “Finding ‘Home’ in a World on the Move,” visit this link.

Above: Carola Suárez-Orozco, UCLA professor of education and co-founder of Re-Imagining Migration at UCLA, presented her research on the effects of migration upon families at the National Gallery of Art. Courtesy of Marcelo Suárez-Orozco