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‘They came here on a raft…’
Union City students depict their immigration stories, ask for your help

“My parents told me it was a dark and stormy night when they came here on a raft from Cuba,” 11-year-old Caitlin Juarez said as she explained her artwork, made up of a colorful mix of pieces of wood and paper that she painted at Woodrow Wilson School in the Union City school district. “The waves were very violent, and some people died. This,” she continued, pointing to a swirly bit of furniture molding she had found and painted gray, “represents the rapid clouds that swirled over them while they were in the raft.”

Clinton Fourth Grade Students Remix the Curriculum
Clinton students learn playwriting and performance with artist-in-residence Angela Kariotis.

There was a packed house on Friday, March 16 for Clinton School’s high-energy show “Remixing the Curriculum,” written and performed by Clinton School fourth grade students and conceived and directed by artist-in-residence Angela Kariotis, an acclaimed writer, performer, and educator.

Read more: Maplewood Patch – Clinton Fourth Grade Sudents Remix the Curriculm

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