This year, the five area study centers of the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University have been hosting teacher discussion workshops focused on current migration issues from a global perspective. There are five sessions of the Global Migration Discussion Group, each led by a different area study center, during which teachers attend a presentation about migration and engage in discussion about that session's topic. The goal of each meeting is to increase K-12 teachers' understandings of migration trends in Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, East Asia and Africa. Through this study group, the attendees will be informed about migration around the world and it will allow for them to be more globally aware in their classroom and beyond.
On Saturday, February 17th, the Center for Latin American Studies led a discussion on Performances of Suffering in Latin American Migration. Dr. Victor Espinosa and Dr. Ana Puga presented a lecture and led the following discussion. 25 teachers attended this discussion, the highest participation of the series!
The final discussion in the series will take place on Saturday, April 7th, led by the East Asian Studies Center.