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Media Advisory


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2018


MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Ramirez
Public Relations Coordinator
South High School
 
 
SOUTH STUDENTS PREPARE ORAL HISTORIES FOR NATIONAL ARCHIVE

 

MINNEAPOLIS –  By appointment, media are invited to witness math and English students of South High as they examine life experiences and record audio diaries for the Young People's Archive, curated by the Ed FactoryMarch 26-29. The theme will be Racial Microagressions.

 

The Ed Factory uses the art of social engagement to transform the educational process and challenge notions of difference, and has evolved to give voice to students across the country. 

 

Founder Lisa Arrastia and students from the University at Albany-SUNY will spend four days at South High School, teaching young people how to document the ways in which they experience the subtle claims related to race, gender, ability, money and power. Their stories will be part of this national trove known as the Young People's Archive (YPA.)

 

In 2011, the Ed Factory implemented a Teacher's Institute, at the invitation of Minneapolis Public Schools, funded by the MPS Office of Equity and Diversity and coordinated by University of Minnesota's Department of African American and African Studies. It has evolved to encompass "work with the whole child – teacher, student, and the student's family...we show families different ways to see and question their world, and then we help them create imaginative responses to it." 
 
Participating in these sessions are the students of math teachers Morgan Fierst, Stephanie Woldum; and of English teacher Tanya Hodge.
 
 
 
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