In Limbo: Challenges Facing Undocumented Students
March 9, 2017 6-7:30 PM
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
According to ThinkProgress, about 122,600 undocumented high school seniors attend school every year, but only 31,850 are likely to attend a post-secondary institution.
Undocumented immigrants who make it to college face a host of financial and logistical barriers including concerns about being detained or deported, higher levels of anxiety, financing a college education, and lack of a permanent path to citizenship.
Hear from Connecticut leaders spearheading efforts to support undocumented students and join the conversation.
Salons at Stowe featured guests are:
Dr. Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Director of El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies at University of Connecticut and member, West Hartford Board of Education
A representative from Connecticut Students for a Dream, a statewide organization that seeks to empower undocumented students and their families by advocating for their rights and raising awareness about issues they face.
5:30 PM Social Time
6-7:30 PM Program
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A FREE event thanks to members and donors and:
Aetna Foundation Inc.; Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.; Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; CT Humanities; Elizabeth Carse Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America Co-Trustee; Greater Hartford Arts Council; Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign; Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Jewelers Mutual; Lincoln Financial Foundation; Pratt & Whitney; Robinson + Cole LLP; Tauck World of Giving; The Hartford; Travelers; United Technologies Corporation; William Beecher Scoville Foundation; William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.