Fall Conference 2019

Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations

November 15-16, University of Vermont

Saturday Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Sat 16

Food as Memory: Migrants, Food Traditions and Community Markets

November 16
12:15 pm
- 3:30 pm
Familiar foods call up memories of home. During this walking tour in the Old North End of Burlington, we’ll sample foods of various cultures and meet people who make a living through local agriculture ventures and food markets. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 16

How the Great Migration Changed American History

November 16
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Racial violence and the economic stagnation of sharecropping encouraged many black southerners to seek steady factory work in northern cities like New York and Chicago. But once in these cities, these migrants still faced economic and racial challenges. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 16

Rediscovering N’dakinna: Abenaki Erasure, Continuity of Culture, and Transformative Education

November 16
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Since early colonization, the Abenaki people have been displaced within their homeland of N'dakinna. Four Abenaki tribes recently received state recognition, giving Vermonters a new opportunity to learn about Abenaki culture. Vera Sheehan will contrast the Abenaki experience with that of other migrants and refugees and share the perspective of traditional knowledgeways. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 16

The Refugee Journey

November 16
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
The game Refugee Journey shares the challenges that refugees face as they attempt to find safety. Players draw from experience cards based on actual refugee experiences, and a facilitator personifies border guards, smugglers, medical officers and immigration officers. The game ends when a player departs for resettlement, thus making the point that less than 1% of refugees gain such safety. Read More »
Sat 16

Discussion and Reflection on the Theme

November 16
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Katherine Caldwell engages a student-directed dialog using advance readings and student observations of the conference and its theme. (Registration required.) Read More »
Sat 16

Educator Discussion

November 16
2:45 pm
- 4:00 pm
Educators are invited to this facilitated session to discuss the conference themes and connections, using advance readings to explore and share potential classroom applications. (Registration required.) Read More »