Imaginarte: Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Tell Their Stories of Belonging Through Photography

Title: Imaginarte: Unaccompanied refugee minors tell their stories of belonging through photography

Author: Loustaunau, Esteban

Date: 2019

Description: This article describes a literacy through photography (LTP) project. The participants were a group of teenagers from Central America in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program at Ascentria Care in Worcester MA. In collaboration with college students from Assumption College in Worcester the teenagers produced photographs that expressed their interpretations of cultural identity, adaptation and reinvention as they transitioned to life in the United States.

Keywords: youth, unaccompanied minors, life experiences, community service, cultural reinvention, belonging

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