Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference


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Saturday, October 12, 2019


9:00 am


Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium

2nd Annual Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference (IYEC)

The conference theme explores how healing as a form of liberation can counter the current systems of oppression faced by immigrants and their children, and the trauma these systems produce. In the face of current immigration reform, political instability, and the increased visibility and threat of Xenophobia, this conference centers self-reflection, exploration, and discovery. By discussing an array of tools, resources and sustainable healing practices, the conference explores how we can transform, intervene and respond to trauma.

Sponsored by the Education Department, Sociology Department, and Latin American/Latino Studies Program

Erin McCloskey

Education Department