Social Justice & Action Resources

SHIELDS OF PROTECTION RIGHTS

Page updated May 9, 2017

Shield Rights

As political fear and tension rise among our communities, many educators face threats on many fronts through executive orders signed by the president, along with his cabinet nominees, including Betsy DeVos for education secretary.

Each shield represents an area affected by the current political climate and its related resources for our members, community and parents to access.

 

CHIRLA Video: Know Your Rights

Visit www.chirla.org or call 888.624.4752 (CHIRLA)

 

Immigration

Immigration, Detention & Deportation

UTLA & Immigration

United Teachers Los Angeles stands proudly with our students and communities in the fight against hate and in support of racial justice and immigrant rights. We believe students should join their communities in expressing themselves through peaceful protests. Read full press release

Political fear and tension has caused many educators to have difficult conversations with their students about future immigration policy and how it might affect them and their families. UTLA has put together the below resources that may assist with some questions our members might have regarding this issue.

 

Immigration Resources Presentation

Originally, this slide show was presented at the citywide Chapter Chair meeting on January 5 & 12, 2017 by the UTLA Parent & Community Organizing team. Has been updated for March 2 forum.

 

National Day Laborer Organizing Network

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NDLON Website

 

Teaching Tolerance

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Teaching Tolerance Website

 

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ICE Raid Resources

Educator information below to share with students and parents.

 
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

http://nakasec.org

  • KYR Brochure in Korean
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  • KYR Brochure in English​​​​​​​
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  • Wallet Card (Korean & English)​​​​​​​
Palm or Wallet Cards (Korean & English)
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​​​​​​​Immigrant & Refugee Children Guide

A Guide for Educators & School Support Staff

By: United We Dream, National Immigration Law Center, First Focus & AFT

Immigrant & Refugee Children Guide
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View/Save/Print PDF (32-pages)

LAUSD Responses to FAQs on Immigration Policies & Freedom from Discrimination

LAUSD Responses FAQs on Immigration Policies
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View/Print/Save PDF (3-pages)

CHIRLA FAQs

  • Localizando Familiar
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  • Preparese para quedarse
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CTA Resource

  • ICE RAIDS — What you should know
    In 1982 US Supreme Court case Plyer v. Doe said that all students regardless of citizenship or immigration status have a constitutional right to attend public elementary and secondary schools. Read or view brochure below (PDF)
Provided by the CTA

National Immigration Law Center

Articles by the National Immigration Law Center

 

Post-Election Guide for Faculty/Parents/Caregivers

PFA for LAUSD Faculty/Parents/Caregivers
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A six-page color guide in both English & Spanish

Educator Free Speech Rights FAQS 

Frequently Asked Questions about exercising your rights to speech & assembly as an educator.

LAUSD FAQs: Safe Spaces for Student Learning

Questions About Immigration & Freedom From Discrimination
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Student Rights FAQS (Dec. 9, 3016)

Discussing the Election with Students

Teaching Tolerance — We urge you to provide comfort and space for these discussions, and encourage you to go to the following website — www.tolerance.org/election2016 — and the websites of our affiliates, AFTNEACFT, and CTA, for more ideas on how to discuss the elections with young people. We are here for you in your crucial work.

Tips for Immigrants - Conoce Tus Derechos
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Immigrants' Rights: FAQs for Educators, Students & Social Service Providers
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What you need to know now
Provided by NEA MCOP, Nov. 21, 2016

Additonal Resources to Draw From

United We Dream Educational Empowerment Program, the National Immigration Law Center, First Focus & the AFT

This guide was created for educators, school support staff and service providers who teach, mentor and help open the doors of opportunity for undocumented youth and unaccompanied and refugee children currently living in the United States. Educators, school support staff and service providers are often the first individuals a student and/or family comes out to as undocumented. Moreover, they are often the first ones to witness the impact of increased enforcement measures on students and their families. It’s critically important that educators, school support staff and service providers know the tools and resources available to help protect and prepare youth and families for an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid.

  • iAmerica is a source of empowerment for American immigrant families of all walks of life, providing the tools and support to be informed, inspire change and impact America’s future. Visit their website at http://iamerica.org
     
  • A 32-page guide on deportations for Educators & School Support Staff (PDF published June 2016)
    A 32-page guide on deportations by the AFT, United We Dream Empowerment Program, National Immigration Law Center & First Focus

    Zinn Education Project: Teaching a People's History

    Information by the Zinn Education Project

    No doubt, still reeling from this poisonous election, it is hard to be hopeful. But we invite you to draw on curriculum at the Zinn Education Project to help your students make sense of this new context. We include lessons —some highlighted below — that:

     

      NEA Resource

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      Privatizing

      Privatizing Education

      UTLA & Billionaire Plans

      United Teachers Los Angeles joins NEA and AFT in denouncing President Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary as an unqualified candidate to lead educators. She has been tied to funding anti-union campaigns and promoting charter schools through private school voucher programs. 

       


      Video courtesy: Sarah Parnass, Osman Malik/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post.

       

      Trump-DeVos

      Eli Broad and the the Waltons of Walmart have been on the forefront of attacking public education with the announcement of the Broad plan in 2015 to move 50 percent of LAUSD students into unregulated charter schools.

       

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