April 12, 2021
In 2018, twenty-eight students from Lowell High School in Massachusetts set out to understand what it means to be American. They explored their own personal histories, drawing connections between these histories and the larger history of America. Together, they wrote We Are America and a sequel, We Are America Too, collections of deeply personal stories of American identity. In the spring of 2019, alumni of the class and their teacher, Jessica Lander, launched the national We Are America Project working with teachers and students across the country to help craft a new definition of what it means to be American. The project is currently being taught in classrooms in more than 25 states across the country. An online event link will be sent to your email prior to the event.
Presented by Jessica Landers and Carla Duran Cappellan.