Chinandega at the Crossroads

Chinandega at the Crossroads

Curated by Claire Garoutte

September 30, 2016-January 8, 2017

Artists Reception: October 27, 2016, 5:00-7:00 PM

SU-UCA collaboration: Children, Youth, and Families living with Migration

Chinandega has been highly impacted by migration and consequently, some area youth who are left behind face challenges such as estrangement, delinquency, and poor academic performance. 

Resulting directly from research conducted in June 2015 by faculty and students from the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and Seattle University (SU), this youth media exhibition results from an expressed need as stated by Servicio, Jesuita para Migrantes (SJM) to provide a venue where children of migrants can directly express their responses and reactions to issues of identity, community, family, and migration.

Faculty and students from SU and UCA, working with SJM, created a youth media workshop teaching photography, video, and story telling to youth and adolescents ages 12 - 18. In addition, students and faculty conducted interviews and focus groups with youth and families.

This exhibition presents the photographs, video, and stories of Nicaraguans who have been directly impacted by migration.

The project was funded by a Seattle University Global Grant, the Nicaragua Initiative, and by the Universidad Centroamericana


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