My Life is My Message: A Journey Through Storytelling

This exhibit is inspired by Pamela Calore, a human rights activist,
international artist, and photographer. Led by Dr. Ana Hernández,
Associate Professor of Multilingual and Multicultural Education and
Program Coordinator of the Bilingual Authorization Program, in
partnership with Monica Nava – Community Liaison for Project ACCEPT, this exhibit embodies the work of teachers, teacher candidates, parents and students in a representation of their lives through artifacts, histories, and experiences about migrants, immigrants, refugees, family stories, or their Latinx individualities.

The work stems from a CSUSM Engagement Scholarship grant that merged teachers and students from both sides of the U.S./Mexican border to better understand how migration aects student achievement in schools. The exhibit exemplifies authentic stories depicted in small maletas migrantes to large murals and story columns that foster critical reflection of struggles and successes to maintain the language, culture, and the integrity of the family.

This collection represents teacher candidates in the Bilingual
Authorization Program – School of Education, CEHHS, and partners from the Sistema Educativo Estatal in Baja CA, migrant education students from Fallbrook High, and immigrant parents from local districts working on digital literacy with our bilingual teacher candidates.

More information:
University Library Gallery, Kellogg 3rd floor
333 S Twin Oaks Rd,
San Marcos, CA 92078

Exhibit Open House:
October 9th, 2019
Library Reading Room
6 pm – 8 pm
Exhibit on Display:
August – December 2019



Cross Border Murals.