Workshop Notes: Telling Our Stories: Immigrant Women’s Resilience

Parkdale Community and Legal Services hosted a workshop that focuses on the experiences of immigrant women when it comes to their immigration status in Canada, as well as introducing a graphic novel written by immigrant women to support immigrant women when it comes to violence against women. ¬†Here are several highlights from the workshop: What … Continue reading Workshop Notes: Telling Our Stories: Immigrant Women’s Resilience

Resources to Teach about The #MuslimBan

Many educators are often afraid of discussing "controversial" issues in the classroom. The word "controversial" here puts a shroud on many relevant topics, such as politics, daily events, history, social justice issues, equality, and many others. What are you so afraid of? Having a healthy debate in the classroom? shouldn't students be exposed to different … Continue reading Resources to Teach about The #MuslimBan

Equity for English Language Learners

This post was originally published on Edutopia¬†as a part of the #EduColor series on race, equity and social justice. To understand English-language learners' need for equitable education, we must first look at the dramatic increase in the numbers of ELLs in U.S. public schools. Between 1997-1998 and 2008-2009, the number of ELLs in public schools … Continue reading Equity for English Language Learners

The importance of talking about race/culture & the immigration experience

I wrote an article for PBS Newshour on the importance of discussing race/culture and the immigration experience with students: Last summer I received a message from family in Iraq letting me know that a few of my second cousins were volunteering to join the Iraqi army to fight the Islamic State group. Miles and continents … Continue reading The importance of talking about race/culture & the immigration experience