Viridiana Carrizales, ImmSchools
Supporting the Undocumented Community through Civic Engagement
Harris Room: HEB UC 2.212
Since the Supreme Court decision on Plyler v. Doe in 1982 to the DACA announcement in 2012, the future of thousands of undocumented students have always been defined by state and federal laws. For more than 30 years, generations of “DREAMers” have stood in the frontlines defending their right to an education, making them unafraid and unapologetic about their existence. Today, these sentiments are more alive than ever as their future in this country lies in the hands of Congress. As educators, what would you do to support the thousands of undocumented students and families in San Antonio?
This session is meant to raise awareness about the immigrant and undocumented community in San Antonio and will provide specific examples of how community activism has led to progress in both state and national level. Given the recent anti-immigrant laws that have passed in the state, it’s important that we understand the role that we can all play to protect and support our undocumented and immigrant community.
– Participants will leave with a better understanding of the issues impacting the immigrant community in San Antonio.
– Participants will have tangible and concrete steps they can take to advocate for the immigrant community in San Antonio.
– Participants will see concrete examples of how community activism has led to positive change for the immigrant community in our city and state.