June 9, 2017
Over the past few months, we’ve seen an influx of looming legislations and executive orders roll out that threaten the well-being of underrepresented and historically disenfranchised, immigrant student populations and their families. With a new political climate that targets young undocumented students, they awaken to a harsh reality of having to fight an upstream battle to achieve their career aspirations and to build prosperous lives the United States.
As educators and professionals, the need is more urgent than ever to seek out advanced understanding of educational law, higher education law and its impact on school policy in order to build effective best practices. We need to be able to build a strong foundation across Washington State that will allow us to work and support each in our goal for equity in higher education.
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Washington State Educational Access Coalition for HB 1079 Students, comprised of 5 higher education institutions, is hosting a one day summit entitled--Undocumented Summit: A Call to Action, at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. The goals of the summit is to hold space for educational and professional ally’s, community supporters, and undocumented advocates to come together to learn best practices, engage in dialogue, share experiences of practitioners and advocates, and be inspired to take action with and for our undocumented students and communities.
For more information, please visit http://depts.washington.edu/ecc/lwb/undocumented-summit/
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