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2018 Forum on Creating Welcoming Schools for Immigrant Students

A forum on Creating Welcoming Schools for Immigrant Families will be held at the Athens Clarke County Public Library (2025 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606) from 10am-2pm on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. This collaborative event, organized by local educators, is sponsored by the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition (AIRC) and Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (GATESOL). 

This forum is free and open to the public and the target audience is any person in education who works with immigrant students and their families in Clarke and surrounding counties. This event will bring together professionals across fields to inform participants on the following topics: a) the rights of immigrant students and their families, b) how to respond to student and family concerns, and c) curriculum and practices to celebrate, support, and engage our most vulnerable immigrant student populations. 

By creating an awareness of the issues that immigrant students and families face, specifically those related to education, school districts will be better equipped to meet their needs. At the forum, participants will receive practical resources to make a positive impact in their classrooms and schools.

The forum will include both plenary and breakout sessions based on participant interest. 

There is no cost for attendance, but participants are requested to pre-register. The pre-registration link will be shared here soon.

Learn more about AIRC at

Learn more about GATESOL at

Earlier Event: September 12
Screening of The Unafraid
Later Event: October 13