Project Description

LAVIL

Using the powerful oral histories in Lavil, we’ve designed multidisciplinary approaches for high school students and college undergraduates to grapple with such topics as colonialism, chronic poverty, government corruption, and of course, the 2010 earthquake.

We feel it’s crucial for students and teachers to see how many of these topics have been impacted by U.S. and European policies. We also hope the curriculum can complicate students’ thinking and help them analyze a dominant narrative that contains many oversimplified notions of life in Haiti, and in Port-au-Prince in particular. 

The lessons seek to inspire students to think of themselves as oral historians and global citizens; through critical thinking, empathy building, and artistic exploration.

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