Education Not Deportation: Supporting Undocumented Youth Leadership in Schools

Jenna Queenan, Jay Berlin, Guadalupe Ambrosio, Diana Eusebio
Sunset Park High School/NYCoRE (Teach Dream working group)/NYSYLC
Saturday, 11:15 pm. to 12:45 pm -- Maryland 247

In a political climate in which undocumented folks are being increasingly criminalized, it is important now more than ever to discuss ways in which educators can stand in solidarity with our undocumented and immigrant students and families. In this workshop, Teach Dream (a working group of the New York Collective of Radical Educators that works to make schools safer places for immigrant youth) and the New York State Youth Leadership Council (the first undocumented student led organization in New York) will share best practices for collaboration between educators and immigrant youth and explore ways to use Dream Teams to empower immigrant students in schools.