New York, New York

December 11, 2018
 
Roz Jacobs and Laurie Weisman held a Memory Project workshop at the Facing History School.  The public school’s mission is to prepare students for the  “responsibilities of being active, thoughtful participants and leaders in a democratic society. They center their education around four themes “Identity, Caring and Responsibility, Decision-making, and Choosing to Participate.” This mission aligns well with our own goals as an organization, and  we truly enjoyed working with the students and their wonderful teacher, Elizabeth Pino. The class sent us thank you notes after the workshop. Here are some of their kind words about their experience:

 
I got to learn something different and now I know a story that I can pass down to my brothers, sisters and even to my future kids.”
Amelia C.
 
It really helped me to understand that you don’t need to use a lot of colors and materials to express a drawing. But also knowing the background of the person helps us imagine a bigger image of what was drawn.
Cindy M.
 
“It really helped me understand how such a bad and horrifying thing can turn into such a beautiful art piece with so many meanings behind it.”
Arianna P.
 
You taught me the importance of remembering people through using art. I learned the beauty of honoring people using the unique kind of art you taught us.”
Nafisa H.
 
“The students were ecstatic to have the opportunity to connect to the curriculum through the creative process. Our students need to be exposed to new methods in the classroom to tap into the historical content and learning to empathize and your project did just this for the students.”
Elizabeth P. (Teacher)

Portraits from the workshop

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Photos from the workshop

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