My Story Is My Flag was an intensive three week project, in collaboration with Interface Gallery and the Oakland International High School community, to create a series of public banner pieces that spoke of the experiences of this uniquely diverse student population’s transient histories. The project was designed to encourage students to speak of their immigrant and everyday experiences by learning about vexillology and through design, research, materials, color, storytelling and social media while learning valuable technical and conceptual skills.

As a whole, My Story is My Flag, sought to make visible the histories and imagined futures of this marginalized yet vital immigrant population and the vibrant school community dedicated to its resilience.

While all students worked in groups to design each banners to size as well as their own personal flags, Cristina Victor made all banners. The project was on display on Telegraph Aveune of the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland from June 14 - July 24, 2016.  The work and project materials will be on view at the Alameda County of Education Building as of November 2016.

Special thanks to: Interface Gallery, Sadie Barnette, Temescal Business Improvement District, all of our donors.

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