Students in Joanna Howard’s ENGL-002 class touch the Holodomor Famine Memorial, which remembers the victims of a man-made famine in Ukraine.
Anyone who has travelled through Union Station in Washington, DC has most likely walked by the statue of Phillip Randolph statue, a founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Students in Joanna Howard’s ENGL-002 class travelled to Washington DC to see, among other things, the memorial to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II.
Architect Larysa Kurylas spoke to Joanna Howard’s students about memorials and the man-made Holodomor Famine, which killed many innocent Ukrainians. Kurylas designed the memorial in Washington, DC.
Students in Joanna Howard’s ENGL-002 class visited the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington D.C. as part of a project on history and memorials.
Here are a few photos from the spring ’16 ENGL 002 unit on memorials and history, which included a visit from DC architect Larysa Kurylas as well as a field trip to downtown DC to visit the Holodomor Famine Memorial, which Kurylas designed, as well as to see the Japanese-American Internment Memorial, the A. Phillip Randolph statue (at Union Station) and the Native American museum on the Mall.
Both activities, lecture and field trip, served as idea gathering as the students went on to develop their own writing, which involved choosing a person in their lives to memorialize.The paper explained the importance of the person as well as the design of the hypothetical monument, and the students memorialized everyone from the inventor of Monopoly, to an unknown parent, to family in Palestine.
–Prof. Joanna Howard