Masters Capstone Project
Master of Social Work (MSW)
The following is an online awareness intervention designed to reduce anti-immigrant sentiment and myth throughout the greater community by means of an educational toolkit. The foundation of this toolkit was designed using macro level theoretical intervention frameworks. The content is grounded in empirically based interpersonal communication strategies specialized in addressing anti-immigrant sentiment. The goal of this toolkit is to provide a source for humanizing and factual education especially for those who are unfamiliar with immigrant community members. The intervention achieves this goal by means of three specific elements: 1) Humanizing and inspiring personal stories from immigrants in the local community who have overcome structural and cultural barriers to reach high levels of success; 2) infographics designed to educate community members by presenting factual data which refutes common anti-immigrant myths; and 3) avenues for inspired members to become active in immigration related social change and learn more about the benefits of immigrants to any community. Additional documents include the “Supporting Rationale and Introduction to The HEAR.US Project.”
Epps, Douglas J., "The HEAR.US Project - Reducing Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and Myth Through an Online Awareness Intervention" (2015). MSW Capstones. 18.
American Politics Commons, Civic and Community Engagement Commons, Community-Based Learning Commons, Human Geography Commons, Immigration Law Commons, Inequality and Stratification Commons, International and Intercultural Communication Commons, Other International and Area Studies Commons, Politics and Social Change Commons, Race and Ethnicity Commons, Social and Cultural Anthropology Commons, Social Influence and Political Communication Commons, Social Policy Commons, Social Welfare Commons, Social Welfare Law Commons, Social Work Commons