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Unpacking Multicultural Education: A Training Led By Immigrant Youth

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Trinity Retreat Center

79 Lower River Road

Cornwall, CT 06796

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Unpacking Multicultural Education: A Training Led By Immigrant Youth

Spend three days communing with members of Engaging People in Change (EPIC), a youth ministry for rural and immigrant high school students. Teens will share their experiences with how multiculturalism and assimilation play a role in contemporary education - especially within an evolving rural context. We create a safe, inclusive space to explore alternative approaches to education that resist neo-colonialism, xenophobia, racism, and classism in their most subtle forms. We invite you to be in right relationship with youth as we navigate multicultural learning spaces.


Participants will learn about a lesser known path to documentation. We will discuss how to support undocumented teens in obtaining legal status through mechanisms like Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, the school system, and barriers to education. We aim to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes while creating opportunities for the lives of immigrant youth - undocumented or otherwise.



Dates

Arrive Friday, February 22 by 7pm; depart on Sunday, February 24 at 3pm.


Location

Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Free shuttle service is available from the Wassaic train station, and carpooling is available from Dutchess County. By car: 3 hours from lower Manhattan, 1 hour from Poughkeepsie, 1.5 hours from New Haven, 40 minutes from Great Barrington, 20 minutes from Millerton.

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Costs

We believe in the transformational power of this retreat and we want as many people to be able to attend as possible. Double occupancy rooms are available for $220 per person (plus EventBrite fees). All meals, tuition, materials, and accommodations are included. Limited single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact us for details.

To avoid EventBrite fees, you may mail a check to the address of "EPIC PO Box 366 Millbrook NY 12545", and then email abby@epicjustice.org to notify her when you put the check in the mail. The check should be paid to the order of "Grace Church" and the memo should say "EPIC retreat".

Yoga!

There will be optional yoga sessions every morning led by Abby Nathanson. Specify in the RSVP registration below if you would like to attend!

Questions and Registration

Contact EPIC program director Abby Nathanson at 845.420.4280 or abby@epicjustice.org with questions.

Be sure to RSVP to complete registration as well at https://goo.gl/forms/2kO5oTs0gSptzhWA2

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