While the national government fails to address the host of immigration concerns confronting the nation – from illegal border crossings to not enough legal workers for businesses to employ – state governments from Arizona to Georgia to New York have tried to find a solution. This workshop looks at the different issues in our “broken system” and at some of the remedies proposed.
About the workshops
Summer Human Rights Weekend Workshops for Youth | Hosted by the Human Rights Learning Project of AFSC in D.C.
You are invited to join the AFSC for either of two weekend workshops on the pressing human rights topics described in the application attached below. Each topic was chosen to give you the chance to study, debate, and advocate around a hot topic currently confronting President Obama and the U.S. Congress.
Each workshop will begin with a discussion of the problem through a variety of hands-on activities, news articles, film, and expert lecture. The discussion will be followed by an afternoon visit to a locally-based organization working on these issues, where you will have the opportunity to hear stories from the field first-hand and engage in a community service activity.
The second day will be devoted to an action project that you and the other participants will choose from a list that includes creating a documentary film, gathering petition signatures, conducting a public awareness campaign, and polling the community members on their views.
Sara Ramey at (202) 241-9314
Jean-Louis Peta Ikambana at (202) 544-0324