Exploring diversity through stories & photographs of the immigrant experience in our community
In collaboration with Mashpee Inclusion & Diversity Committee and sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council
The Human Rights Club of Mashpee Middle High School has created an extensive and powerful legacy project to showcase, honor and highlight students and families who have immigrated to our community.
For three years, students have conducted over 38 personal interviews, photo sessions, and written their inspirational stories. We hope to help community members understand and embrace the backgrounds, strengths and hopes of these immigrants and why they have come to make their new home in America. Through this work, students have come to understand the resilience and determination, honor the cultural diversity & their valuable contributions to strengthen our community. It has also given our students an opportunity to appreciate the country we have and what we Americans sometimes take for granted by seeing it through this different perspective.
As a follow-up to this exhibit we hope to create our own coffee table book featuring all the photos, stories and even some recipes from the various cultures in the exhibit. All Proceeds from the book will go to a scholarships for immigrant students in the future.
Countries represented include Morocco, Belgium, Armenia, India, Jamaica, Indonesia, Italy, Russia, El Salvador, Mexico, Ireland, Turkey, Pakistan, Romania, Lithuania, China, and Honduras.
February 17 - March 16
Opening Reception February 17