Empowering Youth Across Borders

Discussion between our panelists and clips from BYkids’ PBS documentary, Out of Aleppo, will demonstrate the power of giving agency to those who have been displaced by violence via the storytelling of Mohammed Shasho, a young man from Aleppo, Syria. We learn how he became empowered to overcome hardships and obstacles. The voice and experience of a peer will allow teachers and their students to delve into discussions about borders and immigration and moreover; teach empathy against xenophobia.

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George Batah

Syrian Youth Empowerment

Kristina Kirtley

WNET New York Public Media

Elissa Steglich

University of Texas Immigration Clinic