Advocacy of, for, and by English Learners: Taking it to the Next Level

"Speak English, this is America!" or "You can't apply to college because you're not a citizen and they'll never accept you."- Have you heard members of the educational world communicating these messages to students with a condescending tone? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of our English language learners? Find out how you can advocate on their behalf.  We will discuss how to use resources, such as Diplomatic Tools: Combating Inequality and Discrimination, NJDOE Laws and Different Programs, Knowledge is Power: Research-Based Myth-Breaking Facts, and Advocacy at the next level: Voicing Their Needs and Rights, in ways that help and not hinder progress. Participants will explore different forums available in order to help advocate at local, regional, and national levels.