The Adventure Learning Grant in the Time of Corona Virus
Tyler Durbin -- Jewish History and Memory in Europe
I will be talking about my ALG experience in the UK, Germany, Poland, Italy, and Spain which revolved around Jewish history and the politics of memory. Though geographically situated in Europe, my discussion will also have relevance and implications for Jewish life in the US and Israel/Palestine.
Fiafialaui'a Eseta Pula Time Silia Laei Titi Lamositele’s concentration is Indigenous and Ethnic Studies: Healing in Education minor in Education and Social Justice. Their/She/He Adventure Learning Grant title was (Koviki Remix-Stayin')Going Home: Reconnecting with Water, Land, Language, Culture, and Soul. The countries/communities I was engaged with were People from the Pasifika Oceania diaspora, climate activists, educators, healers, farmers, and community members locally, nationally and internationally. Fiafia is Student, Organizer and Artist.
Giorgie O'Keefe De Paolis -- Refugee Support Studies from Home: Adaptations and Realizations
I spent the first two official terms of my grant figuring out how to proceed with my project in light of an international pandemic. In the two years I’ve been officially and unofficially working with the ALG, I’ve reached into scholarship concerning community-based refugee initiatives in the Levant, grappled with ethical questions of international travel, examined the underlying motivations for my initial ALG proposal, and actually had the opportunity to work with refugees domestically. While I finally have plans to travel, I am excited to share the unexpected and revealing journey of an ALG during COVID.
Tyler Durbin is a senior at Fairhaven College at Western Washington University who is majoring in Law, Diversity, & Justice, and minoring in Holocaust & Genocide Studies and History. In his free time, he enjoys reading about contemporary Jewish history, current events, and controversies.
Fiafialaui'a Eseta Pula Time Silia Laei Titi Lamositele’s concentration is Indigenous and Ethnic Studies: Healing in Education minor in Education and Social Justice
Hello! I'm Giorgie (they/them). I received the ALG in January 2020, with an initial proposal to travel to Lebanon that summer — my plans have since changed! Currently, I am a senior at Western, completing a Fairhaven concentration around immigration, storytelling, and advocacy. In my spare time, I read lots of fantasy books, practice yoga, and dance.