U-Penn hosts National Teach-in on the Presidential Executive Orders on Immigration and Travel

By Robert Boos
Posted February 6, 2017

Faculty, staff and students seeking information and ideas on how to respond to recent Presidential Executive Orders on Immigration and Travel are encouraged to participate (via Google Hangout) in a National Teach-in from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8., hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. The National Teach-In intends to assist educators and students in answering the following questions:

  • What are the legal and historical contexts and issues raised by these immigration policies?
  • How are students (K-12, undergraduate, and graduate), parents, and families being affected?
  • What rights people have and what resources are available?
  • What are some ways that college and university faculty, staff, and students can respond?

Register on the Facebook page and click “Find Tickets.” The Google Hangout link and participation instructions, including how to send questions/comments, will be emailed one hour before the event.

The principal organizers of this event include Arshad I. Ali, assistant professor of Educational Research at George Washington University; Maryam Kashani, assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois; and Shirin Vossoughi, assistant professor of Learning Sciences at Northwestern University. They work individually and collectively in the study and development of educational settings for youth from Muslim, migrant, immigrant, and diasporic backgrounds, with particular emphases on issues of race, gender, and social justice.

For more information, contact the organizers at teachinEO2017@gmail.com.

Metropolitan State President Ginny Arthur statement on executive order