The CUNY Institute for Education Policy
Invites you to Attend:
Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Associate Professor, Bilingual Education & TESOL, City College of New York
CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College
New York State Assemblyman, 39th District, Queens
Irving Mota and Jong-Min
in conversation with
Deputy Director, CUNY Institute for Education Policy
More than 8,000 undocumented students are enrolled in New York State’s public institutions of higher education, and following the failure of the NYS DREAM Act in March, their future, along with students of all ages, remains unclear. If the measure had passed, New York would have become the fifth state to offer state financial aid to undocumented college students.
Living Undocumented is a 17-minute documentary that explores the lives of diverse undocumented immigrant youth to illustrate the realities, challenges and opportunities they face through high school, college, and beyond. It features 6 DREAMers, who portray the realities of our nation’s immigration system and its impact on undocumented youth. Join the CUNY Institute for Education Policy for a screening of the film and a conversation with the filmmaker, DREAMers, and policy makers, as we explore what American education policy makers can learn from the immigrant education experience.
May 22, 2014
5:30 – 6:00 pm Reception
6:00 – 7:15 pm Public Forum
7:15 – 7:45 pm Book signing
CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House