The immigrant youth movement of the last decade has emerged as a powerful force throughout the country. With the current political context of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violent backlash against communities of color, it is important that educators learn and teach their students about immigration issues and the power of youth organizing. This webinar will help teachers foster student empathy and understanding of immigration and empower all students to become ethical and active participants in our interconnected world.
Adam Strom, Director of Reimagining Migration, and Monica Brady-Myerov, founder of Listenwise will share resources that help teach about migration, immigration, refugees through history, literature, and the sciences. Using public radio stories and a the new Moving Stories app that captures stories of migration though interviews, experiences of migration come to life in voice and story. These authentic resources bring real life experiences into the classroom with curated lessons and resources from Listenwise and Re-imagining Migration.
Chantiri Duran Resendiz with UCLA Labor Center will then lead a discussion about immigration curriculum designed for high school educators wishing to engage students on conversations around immigration, deportation and youth empowerment. The curriculum draws from three publications written and published by undergraduate immigrant college students: Underground Undergrads (2008), Undocumented and Unafraid (2012) and Dreams Deported (2015). These three publications chronicle the undocumented student movement and the current immigration political climate from the perspective of undocumented young immigrants themselves. This curriculum contributes to the current efforts by educators who are looking for classroom resources to teach tolerance, youth empowerment, and civic engagement.