Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4:30-6:00 at the PAT Office. RSVP Here
Nationwide, 1 in 14 K-12 students have at least one undocumented parent, 5.9 million children with U.S. citizenship have an undocumented family member, and around 725,000 students are undocumented. As immigration enforcement becomes increasingly aggressive, schools have become an increasingly risky place for undocumented students and families. Educators are in a position to offer support to immigrant students and families and that support is needed more than ever in communities nationwide. Educators across the country are taking action when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids happen in their communities and it IS happening in our community. Join together to build sanctuary kits for schools, share immigration curriculum resources and organize to support children in detention.
Friday, February 22 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Portland Association of Teachers (PAT)
345 NE 8th Ave, Portland
Featuring Special Guests: Dyan Watson, Natalie Labossiere, and Kara Hinderlie Stroman.
Three Black mothers who are also educators will share their experiences about raising, educating, and supporting Black children in mostly white spaces. Through storytelling and prose, these moms will provide glimpses into the conversations they have with their own children as well as Black students in their care. Participants will leave with more understanding about the dilemmas these moms wrestle with as parent educators and with insight into how to keep Black lives safe in schools. Participants will have time to discuss, ask questions, and plan for their own classrooms. The highly acclaimed Rethinking Schools book, Teaching for Black Lives, will be for sale at the event.
For questions, please contact Linda Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cosponsored by PAT, Rethinking Schools, and the Oregon Writing Project.
Copies of Teaching for Black Lives available for purchase.
Join PAT members in Salem on President’s Day for the biggest education rally yet. Monday, February 18th is our opportunity to show lawmakers that our schools need funding now, and our students can’t wait. Educators from around the state will be joining us wearing red. Please sign up now for this important action.