"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
Sculpture: Child by Jaime Guerrero, Photo Credit: Madison Metro LOS ANGELES– Please join us for a discussion on child immigration with Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the UCLA Institute for Immigration, Globalization & Education, Dr. Carola Suárez-Orozco and artist Jaime Guerrero. In conjunction with Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Jaime Guerrero, the Craft in America Center is hosting the next talk in our Craft in Action Lecture Series regarding the psychological development and identity formation of child immigrants. For this discussion, Dr. Suárez-Orozco will be presenting her research and leading a conversation with artist Jaime Guerrero focusing on youth immigration in Los Angeles. The discussion will provide insight into the experiences of these children and how we can best support their integration into the fiber of the Los Angeles community. Dr. Suárez-Orozco is the the Co-Director at the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education as well as the Senior Program Associate of the W.T. Grant Foundation. Her latest book is titled Transitions: The Development of Children of Immigrants (2015) which is the winner of the 2016 SRA Social Policy Award for Best Edited Book. Her research is focused broadly on the adaptation of immigrant families and youth. Areas of specialization include the educational achievement among immigrant origin youth, immigrant family separations, the role of the “social mirror” in identity formation, the role of mentors in facilitating youth development, gendered experiences of immigrant youth, unauthorized status and development, and immigrant emerging adults in community college settings. This event is the third talk in Craft in America’s initiative: Craft in Action, a series of talks using art as a channel to build awareness and activate for social good. Stay posted for more events taking place in coming months. Saturday, October 7, 2017, 4:00 pm @ Freehand Gallery, one door east of the Craft in America Center Freehand Gallery, 8413 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048 This event is free For more information, go to www.craftinamerica.org or contact Brenda Cruz, Education Outreach Coordinator, 323 951 0610, email@example.com This event is part of a project entitled “Getting Here: L.A. Stories of Childhood Immigration” which is supported by California Humanities through the Humanities for All Quick Grant. To learn more about this grant, please visit our webpage here.