The Inaugural Symposium on Local Immigration Activism (ISLA) is a day-long series of panels, break-out sessions, and vibrant discussions that will be held on 2/28 at the University YMCA. The day will crystallize the dynamic collaborations involved in the cutting-edge scholarship with immigrant communities in the Champaign-Urbana area. The symposium will also cultivate future research collaborations with local organizations and immigrant communities. The symposium draws on the expertise of immigrant community members, advocacy groups, students, and scholars. We plan to bring major figures in the Sanctuary movement and scholars and activists from the FIOB (Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front) involved in the Latinx Indigenous rights movement in the US. Faculty and students of UIUC and Parkland College and the University Illinois seek connections with faith and community organizations to further collaborative research projects and advance social justice. Registration is free https://www.imactsym.com/.
Professional Development Credits available for Educators:
K-12 educators in Illinois are eligible to receive ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH).
Others are eligible to receive General University Continuing Education units (CEU).