Wesleyan Hosts Undocumented Students Conference

Wesleyan, along with Connecticut Students for a Dream, presented “Moving From Knowledge to Action: An Educators Conference on Undocumented Students” Nov. 4 in Beckham Hall.

Undocumented students in Connecticut and nationwide face a broad range of challenges, many of those specifically related to education. These issues directly stem from a student’s undocumented status as well as being disproportionately affected by other education equity issues.

Wesleyan staff joined high school teachers, counselors, parent liaisons, community organization staff, future educators, and others from around the state to discuss ways educational institutions can better support and advocate for undocumented students.

Attendees learned about the history and current climate surrounding undocumented students in education; discussed ways to make their school or campus a safe and welcoming space; and networked with fellow educators passionate about working with undocumented students to create change.

Photos of the conference are below: