UC-wide Immigration Conference 2013

“We asked for workers and families came:” Children, youth and families in migration

Friday, February 22, 2013
9am to 8pm (including dinner and cultural event)
University of California, Los Angeles
(385 Charles E. Young Drive, 1242 Law Building, Los Angeles, California 90095)

This conference draws together UC-wide faculty and students who study children, youth and families in relation to migration issues, broadly defined. Collectively, we want to address such questions as: How do migration experiences shape the experiences of growing up and raising children? How do current immigration policies affect families? How are the children of immigrants faring in educational contexts? What identities are they forming? What are their daily lives and experiences, and aspirations for the future? What policies and practices best support the health and welfare of immigrant children, youth and families? How does the recognition of children’s claims to educational access and to various forms of lawful status (ranging from Deferred Action to U.S. citizenship), based on their ties or their birth in the United States, both reflect and affect fundamental notions of citizenship and belonging?

To RSVP, click here.

For more information, click here or contact Peter Catron at pcatron@ucla.edu.

* Jointly sponsored with UCLA


SCHEDULE (Rooms subject to change):

8:30-9:00 a.m. BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

Held in the hallway outside of Room 1347.

9:00-9:15 a.m. WELCOME

ROOM  1347.

Remarks by Marcelo Suarez-Orozco.

9:15-10:45 a.m.  PLENARY SESSION: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN IMMIGRATION LAW

ROOM  1347.

10:45-11:00 a.m. BREAK

Refreshments provided outside of Room 1347.

11:00-12:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION: YOUTH, FAMILY, AND IMMIGRANT HEALTH

ROOM 1347.

12:30-1:30 p.m. LUNCH

Boxed lunches are located outside of Room 1347.

1:30-2:30 p.m. POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentations are located in the hallway outside of Room 1347.

2:30-3:45 p.m. BREAKOUT PANELS, SESSION A

ROOM 1347: IMMIGRANT PARENTS AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY

ROOM 1457: IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND PUBLIC OPINION

ROOM 1420: HOUSEHOLD AND COMMUNITY DYNAMIC

ROOM 1430: MOBILIZATION AND EXPERIENCE OF BEING UNDOCUMENTED

3:45-4:00 p.m. BREAK

4:00-5:15 p.m. BREAKOUT PANELS, SESSION B

ROOM 1347: GENERATIONAL PATHWAYS

ROOM 1457: IDENTITY AND BELONGING

ROOM 1420: TRANSNATIONALISM AND FAMILIES

ROOM 1430: UNDOCUMENTED TENSIONS

ROOM 1347: EDUCATION OF LATINO IMMIGRANTS

6:00-8:30 p.m. Dinner (with keynote speaker and cultural event)