First Annual Early Childhood Symposium: How Immigration Policy Impacts Child Development and Engagement in the Community and Classroom

Join us for an informative seminar and panel discussion about how current immigration policy impacts child development & engagement in the community and classroom. Rebecca Ullrich and Wendy Cervantes from The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) will present on their March 2018 study Our Children’s Fear: Immigration Policy’s Effects on Young Children.  Hear from a panel of speakers engaged in immigrant advocacy in New York City. 

Learn More About:

  • The characteristics of young children in immigrant families in New York City
  • Recent immigration policy changes and implications for young children
  • What we know about how immigration enforcement affects child development

Hear from Panelists:

  • Elisa Gahng, Managing Attorney, Kids in Need of Defense
  • Adriana Mitchell, Neighborhood Library Supervisor, Brighton Beach Library (BPL)
  • Julissa Bisono, Lead Organizer, Make the Road New York

Explore Resources From:

  • BPL Immigrant Services
  • Youth and Family Services
  • Mayors Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Reforma – National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking

Light refreshments will be served from 9:30am-10am in the Dweck Auditorium Lobby.

The 2019 Early Childhood Symposium is funded by the NY City Council as part of the City’s First Readers Initiative.

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