Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spanish Community Service Learning Students Need to Know about the Dream Act

by Ann Abbott
When our Spanish community service learning students work in the community, they are confronted with the realities that immigrants in our community face. Many times my students work with children in schools, helping them to enhance their academic skills. By the end of the semester, my students come to really like and respect the children and adolescents with whom they work. But until I bring it up in class, most of my students do not know that those same children--if their parents brought them here undocumented--who they are helping to excel in school will not have the opportunity to go to college. Because they are undocumented.

My students research the Dream Act on-line, but this film--Papers--would also help them understand the issues. It will be shown as part of the Social Justice Forum and here are more details:

  • Channing Murray Foundation
  • 1209 W. Oregon
  • Urbana, IL
  • February 1
  • 7:00 pm
  • Free and open to the public
  • Light refreshments will be served
  • Q&A discussion afterward

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