D.C. Area Educators Collaborate for DACA Rapid Response

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Approximately 20 teachers (and ASL interpreters) from across the D.C. metro area met at the Teaching for Change office on Saturday, September 9 to share teaching and activism strategies in response to the repeal of DACA. The event was organized by the new network, D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, and facilitated by Faye Colon.

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The convening began with participants using a tool to explore their personal connections to DACA to meet each other. Educators then explored curriculum ideas in small groups. One group watched the trailers for four documentaries about immigration and discussed ways to use them in the classroom, and the other group read and discussed children’s books about immigration. The groups came back together to share about upcoming actions, more teaching resources, and to write postcards to Congress and the White House.

The feedback was very positive with requests to meet more often and for more time. One teacher wrote, “Everything was great: The resources. The chance to express, The ideas from fellow educators. A way to connect my activism to my work.” 


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Documentary Films

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