Book Launch: The Flowering Tree

January 23, 2019

Last December, Wellesley College's professor Marjorie Agosin --also a poet, human rights activist, and literary critic— launched her book “The Flowering Tree” during a family workshop held at Biblioteca de Santiago.  The publication, with illustrations by Francisca Yáñez, covers topics related to migration, inclusion and diversity.

After Agosin’s account of her family’s history, which is described in the publication, parents and children attending the event were invited to create their own flowering tree with artwork materials, thinking of what they would take with them if they were forced to leave their place of birth.

Later on in January, the topic of Migration and Inclusion covered by “The Flowering tree” was addressed in a panel discussion featuring Agosin, award-winning novelist Carla Guelfenbein and migration specialist Miguel Yaksic. During the event, which was chaired journalist Maxine Lowy, there was a lively discussion on the social and human rights perspectives on migration.

“The Flowering Tree” seeks to empower children and young people on values ​​such as tolerance, acceptance and appreciation of differences in intercultural contexts, as well as to promote dialogues around migration in families, classrooms and communities, either within their own contexts, or at a country and global levels.

To see the pictures gallery click here.