Reconstructing the Past – Refugees

April 12-30, 2017


Students in women’s history, women’s studies, and art classes at Front Range Community College learned the stories of immigrant women living in the Boulder County area and turned those stories into a multimedia exhibition. The students at the Boulder County Campus worked under the direction of Professors Catlyn Keenan, Women’s Sexuality, Mary Ann Grim, Women in U.S. History, and Jay Schaffer, Digital Photography, to produce an interdisciplinary service-learning project called Reconstructing the Past.

Teams of students interviewed immigrant residents about their lives and the history experienced though living and participating in multiple cultural contexts. Women’s studies and history students wrote narratives, and photography students created portraits that honor and commemorate the women’s lives.