How did the Center for Community Engagement, John Spoor Broome Library at the California State University, Channel Islands get youth involved with Bittersweet Harvest, The Bracero Program, 1942-1964?
Students in Chicana/o Studies Capstone 499 and Art 323: Communication Design and Packaging worked together to enhance the traveling exhibit. They created a historical timeline of the Bracero Program, and developed exhibition materials based on textual and visual images collected from the interviewees. These designs were featured in exhibition posters, promotional materials, as part of actual didactic displays, and were also made available as brochures/handouts for those who attend the exhibition.
CI student, Camille Chandler, was tasked with providing the voice over for the self-guided tours. Camille recorded the tour script in English and Spanish. These self-guided tours were transferred onto iPods and used by over 300 campus and community members. Got it?