We Are America: Expanding Understandings of What it Means to be American

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Harvard Graduate School Of Education

6 Appian Way

Cambridge, MA 02138

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A conversation and workshop about expanding and deepening what it means to be American

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Join us for a conversation and workshop led by the high school founders of the We Are America Project, Re-Imagining Migration Co-founder Adam Strom, and the We Are America founder and teacher Jessica Lander HGSE'15

***The We Are America Project is working with teachers and young people across the country to define what it means to be American — and to spark a new national conversation about American identity today led by the next generation.

During the 2018-2019 school year, teacher Jessica Lander (HGSE'15) and students in her Seminar on American Diversity strove to answer the question: What does it mean to be American? In trying to tie together large historical movements and individual histories they wrote and edited two books of personal stories "We Are America" and "We Are America Too." Their hope was to start a different type of conversation about identity.

This summer they launched the national We Are America Project. The goal is to help spark a new national conversation around what it means to be American, led by the next generation.

Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, Lander and her former students are working to support 36 teachers in 23 states across our country, who in turn are working with more than 1300 students to help define what being American means to them.

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Harvard Graduate School Of Education

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