This past Fall we partnered once again with International High School (IHS), The Children’s Museum of the Arts and Josephine Herrick Project, and continued the “I Have a Voice – NYC” multimedia project to work with a group of 13-17 year olds who escaped war, violence or disaster in their home countries and are now living in New York. The students, representing 8 different nationalities, are in desperate need of self-expression and a sense of belonging in their new community.
During the program, they used photography, animation, as well as the written and spoken word to verbalize and visualize their personal stories of both the home they left behind and their current community in New York. You can see the 3+ min video here: http://youtu.be/ZdIdyn15quI?list=PLZyd4irKh_3uOitdWCo0ec9xnakVIqes8
Aside from visual pieces, they also recorded their responses in written form. Here is what one of them had to say to the question “What would make the world a better place?”