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Colorado Schools Resist

Colorado Schools Resist

Published: August 14, 2014
Photo: AFSC
Poster by Micah Bazant

Colorado Schools Resist guides schools on their path to providing true safety for immigrant students and educates the community on their rights and resources.

CO Schools Resist was created to help guide schools on their path to providing true safety for immigrant students in the face of racism and bigotry, while simultaneously educating the community on their rights and access to immigration-related resources. As a coalition of community and school groups in Colorado including the Colorado Education Association (CEA), the DCTA (Denver Classroom Teachers Association), Equity Network United For Metro Denver (ENUF), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and others, we are standing up for our immigrant students and families. Most notably, we host an annual Sanctuary Schools Summit that brings together education and immigration professionals to share resources and best practices. 

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Click here to download the poster and companion curriculum.  Or email jgarcia@afsc.org to request one for your classroom! Also, please check out our FaceBook page for up coming events! 

We know a lot of teachers and friends of teachers, we're calling on you to stand with young people. According to a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the election produced “an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom. Many students worry about being deported.” 

“Students are hearing more hate language than I have ever heard at our school before,” says a high school teacher in Helena, Montana. We encourage you to talk to the youth in your life and let them know that you have their backs. Talk to the teachers you know and help them find age appropriate ways to talk about what’s going on. 

Find Materials for Educators Responding to 2016 Elections.  Kathy Bougher and Lee Ann Gott have created a living document with resources for teachers, school administrators, parents and students. Book mark this page, make suggestions, and visit it often for updates. It does include these Tools for Teachers: The Trump Effect: The impact of the presidential campaign on our nation’s schools...A Need to Speak: Teaching About the 2016 ElectionRefugee Children in US Schools: A toolkit for Teachers and School Personel.
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