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Sunday, May 2 • 8:00am - 9:00am
445. Voices Through Murals- Breaking Down Barriers for Intercultural Competence

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Murals are powerful narratives that can uplift community members, honor voices of the past, and help individuals stay grounded in the present. This interactive session will explore ways to incorporate social justice in the foreign language classroom through the analysis and interpretation of murals to help foster students' critical thinking, empathy and intercultural sensitivity. Presenters will provide a wide array of activities, applicable from the novice to the advanced learner, which will help develop students' ability to analyze and interpret (inter)cultural practices. Participants will walk away with tools and ideas to create their own lessons incorporating murals to develop intercultural literacy and invite students to draw comparisons with their own real-world experiences.


Amina Shabani, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Spanish, Boston University, Boston, MA
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Viktoria Hackbarth, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Boston University, Boston, MA

Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT