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A HCCS Mosaic Storytelling Celebration

inspired by the New York Times bestselling anthology

American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures

Edited by America Ferrara

Join us Thursday, October 10, 2019 for Mosaic’s first community event. HCCS community members (parents and faculty) will share readings that illuminate growing up in America—yet not always feeling included in the “American” narrative. We’ll explore excerpts from the Ferrera anthology and other books that highlight the challenges and triumphs of learning to love the skin that you are in, who you are, and from where you’ve come. We’ll reflect on the passages, discuss and learn about how we can work—at home and in school—to be more culturally responsive and inclusive of all of our backgrounds.

  • The first 20 people (who RSVP and sign in at the event) will receive a free book! 

  • Audience: This event is for HCCS parents, faculty, staff and older students (grades 7 and up). We’ve designed an earlier art workshop for our younger HCES students—see below for more details, or click here for that event listing.

  • Childcare is available for the evening portion for grades K-6. Cost is $10 per student; children must be at least Kindergarten age. Childcare registration is included in the RSVP form.

If you can attend, please click on this link to RSVP if you haven’t already done so. This will help us prepare enough materials and food.  See the detailed agenda below.

Event Agenda 

*The evening event location has changed from the auditorium to the high school library.

4:30pm-5:30pm: Art project for HCES students. Students will develop a piece of art, building their identity with words, feelings, color, and texture. They will share what they discover with their fellow participants and celebrate what they’ve learned from each other. Drop-off and pick-up will be in the cafeteria.

5:45pm-6:15pm:  Food reception for everyone

6:20pm-7:30pm: Readings and group discussion in the high school library.

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