EVENT UPDATE: Registration for the conference is closed. Registration for event sponsors will close on Monday, October 31st at 11:30pm. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist (if someone can no longer attend) please email Stefan Keller at ct4adream.org. Thank you!
Undocumented students in Connecticut and nationwide face a broad range of challenges, many of those specifically related to education. These issues directly stem from student's undocumented status as well as being disproportionately affected by other education equity issues such as school funding, school to prison to deportation pipeline, and ending up in under sourced districts. However, there are both large and small steps that educators, schools, districts, and the state can take to make the educational climate better for undocumented students.
This is why we are excited to announce our 3rd annual Educators Conference to bring together educators (including high school teachers, counselors, high school staff, parent liaisons, community organization staff, future educators, and many others) from around the state to talk about how we can better support and advocate for undocumented students.
Attendees Will Walk Away With:
Information and resources on how to support undocumented students
Knowledge on the history and current climate surrounding undocumented students in education
Ideas and action steps on how you can make your school or campus a safe and welcoming space
Opportunities to advocate for students both on an individual and collective basis
An invitation to join with Connecticut Students for a Dream in pushing for access to Institutional aid and work on other educational equity issues
A network of fellow educators passionate about working with undocumented students to create change
We are very excited to welcome attendees from all over the state with varying knowledge about working with undocumented students to that we can all learn, grow, and take action together.
A big Thank You to our Sponsors: Wesleyan University, United We Dream, The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven & New Haven Promise!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who Should Attend this Event?
High school teachers, counselors, high school staff, parent liaisons, community organization staff, future educators, college access program staff, other interested in education of all students regardless of status!
What is the timing of the Event?
Registration will open at 8:00am with the event beginning at 8:30am. Everything will conclude by 3:30pm.
Can more than one person from the same institution attend?
Yes, and in fact we encourage multiple people from the same school, university, or organization attend so that you can go to the different workshops offerings and work together on the action planning portion on what next steps you will take!
Will food be Provided?
Yes, there will be breakfast with coffee in the morning and lunch will be provided as well. Please reach out to us and let us know if you have any special dietary needs or allergies.
Can I get Professional Development Credit for this?
Based on a few different educators that we talked to, we know that each school district works a little differently but we are very willing to work with individuals and schools to make sure attendees are getting credit for being present as there is a lot of learning that will go on!