Please join us this Saturday for the National Day of Action this Saturday, June 30 at Boston City Hall Plaza at 11 AM to call for families to be reunited and for immigration reform. After a rally, we will march to Boston Common. Please wear your BTU shirts and look for our Boston Teachers Union white and blue banner — or RSVP with Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please sign the AFT’s letter to the United Nations urging the Human Rights Council and international community to end the zero tolerance policy that separated children from their families. Will you add your name to a letter urging the United Nations Human Rights Council and the international community to take action?
Educators and families can find useful resources on the Colorín Colorado website: information on what to do if schools are faced with deportation agents, on immigrant children’s right to an education, and on how to help immigrant children feel welcome. We can only hope that workers in the detention facilities are accessing some of this information, too. Their excellent article on ELLs living with trauma, violence and chronic stress will has also been receiving a lot of downloads. Additionally, in response to requests about how to talk to children about similar immigrant crises in our country, they have put together this list on Japanese internment camps.