HAL Summer Session 3: Reimagining Our Learning and Teaching

Published on July 23, 2020

Drawing from Francisca’s description of a rally in Washington, DC, by Sara Alzate. Our partners at FIU and WeCount! created The WeCount! Stories Website, a multi-media project featuring video, exhibits, drawings, narratives, history, StoryMaps, and interviews. Courtesy of Sara Alzate. 

HAL Summer Session 3:
Reimagining Our Learning
and Teaching

Thursday July 30th at 1:30pm EST/10:30am PST

Join us for our third HAL Summer Storytelling Session! 

These sessions are an opportunity to hear from our partners in this moment of pandemic & anti-racist, Black Lives Matter uprisings. What we share and learn will help us collectively reimagine our plans for the fall and shape the building blocks for the future of HAL.

The third session will have a special focus on reimagining our classrooms to center the experiences and needs of our community partners and students and reimagine the collaborations between them. The dialogue will be rooted in HAL’s focus on public memory and reflect a need to challenge systemic harm in higher education, shifting away from traditionally extractive practices and towards generative ones.


Claudia Navarro of WeCount in Homestead, Florida 

Brenda Y. Flores Santiago of University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez and the storytelling project “Mi María: Puerto Rico After the Hurricane”

The event will be participatory and we encourage you to have a piece of paper and marker/pen.

The details:
Session 3: Storytelling Today
Thursday July 30th
1:30-3:00pm EST/10:30-2:00 PST
RSVP here: https://halsummersession3.eventbrite.com 

Zoom Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86982746138 

For call in or other technical needs please email us at humanitiesactionlab@gmail.com and we'll help you.

To learn more about environmental issues happening in Puerto Rico: Aftermaths: Community Responses to Climate Disaster

To learn more about the Mi María project: https://mimariapr.org/

To learn more about environmental issues in Miami, Florida: Mapping Memories: Immigrant Workers Seek Climate Justice

To learn more about WeCount! and make a donation to assist their work, check out their website: https://www.we-count.org/

This video is a clip of an oral history interview with Brenda Y. Flores Santiago conducted by Dr. Ricia Anne Chansky. Students like Brenda are working with Dr. Chansky on the “Mi María” project at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have had to shift their research to explore connections between the climate emergency and the public health crisis in marginalized and underserved communities that are disproportionately impacted by both. Courtesy of Dr. Ricia Anne Chansky