Project 11 – current 2016 – 2017
Gifts from Our Lives: A Gift of Voice, Words, and Images
The seniors will share their wisdom and life experiences with our students as well as their linguistic expertise in Spanish as native speakers. The aim of the project is to empower seniors from Latin American background to create a legacy and an archive for future generations in both Spanish and English. Spanish for Community will support the seniors with the process of choosing memories oral and written, as well as in collecting and translating their creative writing, poetry and other meaningful gifts the seniors want to share with the next generation and to the community.
The project has different stages during two academic years. The first phase has recently started in September 2016. We have scheduled four preparatory events in October, November , and December ( two gatherings for introduction and presentation of the project and a workshop at the Senior Centre by Community Liaison, Carolina Navarrete and coordinator Maria Carbonetti, and creative writing and art workshop by Maria Carbonetti). Students ‘participation will start in December 2016 with a call for volunteers to engage in the creative workshop, and then from our classes in January 2017, This first part will be completed by April 5 2017.