Date of Graduation

Spring 5-2013

Document Type

Project/Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education (IME)

College/School

School of Education

Department/Program

International and Multicultural Education (IME)

First Advisor

Dr. Onllwyn C. Dixon

Abstract

Keeping intergenerational dialogue alive in Mexican immigrated families promotes cultural pride. Oral histories of elderly women in the family offer stories that foster culture and values as mothers and youth navigate their lives in the United States. Through the process of an intergenerational dialogue workshop developed in a Half Moon Bay community, common ideas and goals were shared to develop a manual. The focus of the workshop was to gather details about the knowledge that our elders, and mothers bring forth to share with their families. Community leaders participated in offering a safe space for women to foster confianza, or trust, as they honored and integrated their funds of knowledge into the dialogue.

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