RETURN TO SENDER: EXPLORING U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
Friday, July 21, 2017, 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art – Lawrence, KS
A workshop designed for K-12 teachers, school support staff, and education students, in which participants will:
- Hear from educators and experts on U.S. immigration policy, documented status, youth development, critically conscious pedagogy, and using literature and art in the classroom;
- Participate in a lecture, panel Q&A with law and social work professionals, book discussion, and a guided tour of the Spencer Museum of Art and a special exhibit curated for the workshop;
- Earn Continuing Education Unit offered through Baker University.
- Outline the history of immigration in the U.S., including the history of migrant labor
- Identify key aspects of current U.S. immigration policy and enforcement
- Analyze key aspects of psychological and mental health that affect students and families
- Develop cultural competency knowledge and critically conscious pedagogy
- Consider methods to teach about immigration policies in K-12 classrooms
- Consider the importance of using literature and art to teach about topics related to U.S. immigration policy
- Identify local resources available to students and families regardless of their documented status in the U.S.
- Showcase artworks related to immigration
- Breakfast pastries and fruit provided by Lady Bird Diner
- Refreshments provided by Spencer Museum of Art
9:15 WELCOME & OVERVIEW
9:30 WORKING WITH UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
- Presented by Aron Muci and Marta Caminero-Santangelo
11:45 THE EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM
- Lunch provided by Office of the Provost and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Panel discussion with local law and social work professionals.
- Panelists: Jessica Piedra (Immigration Attorney), Angela Williams (Immigration Attorney), Lydia Diebolt (Centro Hispano Resource Center), Giselle Scott (Centro Hispano Resource Center)
1:00 TEACHING GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP IN “RETURN TO SENDER”
- Facilitated by Marta Caminero-Santangelo
- Book discussion of Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez.
2:30 ART AS AN ENTRY POINT TO CULTURAL COMPETENCY
- Presented by Amanda Martin-Hamon
3:00 GUIDED TOUR OF SPECIAL EXHIBITION ON IMMIGRATION
- Facilitated by Amanda Martin-Hamon
3:30 DEBRIEF AND GROUP DISCUSSION
4:00 WRAP-UP AND CLOSING REMARKS