TEACH-IN: Taking Kids: Border Madness
TEACH-IN AT THE MILLER THEATRE
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE; REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
This summer, as immigrant families were separated at the U.S. border, social workers watched with horror. We know the devastating impact separation can have on parents and children. Policies that separate minority families have a grim history in the United States, but we can play an important role in reversing them. At this teach-in, experts from leading service organizations will address the negative effects of “zero tolerance” immigration policy and envision what a more just policy would look like.
Interested in this event? Then you should also sign up for the afternoon breakout session at CSSW.
1) CHILD-TAKING AT THE BORDER
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Timothy Jefferson (bio), Assistant Vice President, Specialized Programs and Permanency Support, New York Foundling
Joyce McMillan (bio), Sinergia Inc. and New School Center for New York City Affairs
Shaina Simenas (bio), Social Worker, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
Jane Spinak (bio), Edward Ross Aranow Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, and director, Adolescent Representation Clinic
Voices from the Border (info) will be represented.
Yamile Marti-Haidar (bio), Lecturer, CSSW
2) IMMIGRATION POLICY
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Jairo Guzman (bio), Mexican Coalition for the Empowerment of Youth and Families
Jennifer Hunt (bio), James Cullen Professor of Economics, Rutgers University
Neeraj Kaushal (bio), Professor of Social Policy, Doctoral Program Chair, CSSW
Anupama Selvam (bio), Attorney, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
Irwin Garfinkel (bio), Interim Dean and Professor, CSSW