Mr. Loye Receives Humanities Fellowship
Mr. Loye, eighth grade humanities teacher, receives coveted National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.
The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation announced that Justin Loye has been accepted to participate in its workshop for educators sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Echoes of History: Mistreatment and Incarceration in the American West will teach educators about the mistreatment of marginalized groups in the American West, primarily Native Americans, German immigrants during World War I and the 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, who were incarcerated at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and nine other camps around the country.
The educators will spend six days learning about the Japanese experience in the United States, the racism and prejudice faced by the immigrants, how their paths intersected with Wyoming's Native American communities and the multi-generational mental health trauma that many members of the incarcerees' families still suffer today. Mr. Loye is one of 72 educators selected from a group of more than 175 applicants. He will receive a $1300 stipend to cover his travel and lodging costs. Congratulations, Mr. Loye!
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