We’re back for a 4th year and ready to train first-time attendees and conference returners at our annual AZ Educators Conference on April 7, 2017. Join us and get the tools you need to support, protect, and fight for ALL (DACAmented & undocumented) immigrants and refugees in our schools. This year we’ll cover:
- Updates on DACA & the U.S. President’s executive orders on immigration
- Scholarships & transfer strategies for undocumented students
- Deportation defense strategies to protect families you work with
- Know your rights information for educators working with undocumented families
- Healing spaces & more
- Full agenda here
Who should attend: K-12 & higher education teachers, counselors, advisors, & administrators are strongly encouraged to attend. Community leaders and students are welcome.
Thanks to a grant from the Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society, we are offering our conference at no cost to you. If you would like to contribute to our work and cover additional expenses not covered by this grant, please consider making a donation. The recommended cost for registration is $25/person. Payments can be made online, with check, or with a purchase order.
Volunteer with us: Click here to sign up and email Guillermo Huerta if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Conference agenda: Click here
Keynote Speaker: Laura M. Bohórquez García, a native from Mexico City moved to the U.S. at the age of four and was raised in Brewster, Washington a small rural agricultural town in Central Washington State. Growing up Bohórquez joined her parents in immigrant rights rallies, conferences and in the packing sheds and orchards where her community, family, and herself worked. Her experiences as an undocumented womyn and passion for social justice and educational equity led her to Western Washington University (WWU) where she received a BA in American Cultural Studies and Spanish. At WWU Bohórquez co-created the Raza Latina Studies Minor, participated in M.E.Ch.A and in the Washington Dream Act Coalition as well as graduated as the “Outstanding Graduate” from the American Cultural Studies Department. Her commitment towards the educational equity for her undocumented peers encouraged her to pursue her Master’s in Education from Loyola University Chicago where she implemented an educator ally training as well as participated in committees that layed the foundation and began the awareness to change the policy and practices that serve Loyola‘s undocumented students. This leading to the endowment of the Magis scholarship. Bohórquez worked with and for undocumented students and professionals to advocate for immigrant and educational rights as education equity coordinator at United We Dream, the first and largest immigrant youth led network in the nation. Bohorquez, currently dedicates her education as the Latinx Student Involvement and Community Advocacy Coordinator at the University of Maryland and works to empower unaccompanied and refugee youth within the District of Columbia.
Sponsors: Grant provided by the Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society. Our conference is held in collaboration with Higher Ground and the University of Arizona’s Immigrant Student Resource Center.