17 episodes

The Educators and Immigration podcast highlights ways in which educators can support undocumented youth, students with DACA, and individuals with other immigration statuses. This podcast will feature guests’ stories, provide resources, and discuss current topics that impact the immigrant community. Join us as we built a community of support and learn from one another.

Educators and Immigration Gerardo Mancilla

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The Educators and Immigration podcast highlights ways in which educators can support undocumented youth, students with DACA, and individuals with other immigration statuses. This podcast will feature guests’ stories, provide resources, and discuss current topics that impact the immigrant community. Join us as we built a community of support and learn from one another.

    017 Returning to Mexico after growing up undocumented in the U.S.A. with Marco Bravo

    017 Returning to Mexico after growing up undocumented in the U.S.A. with Marco Bravo

    In this episode, Marco Bravo shares his story of returning to Mexico after growing up undocumented in the U.S.A. Marco graduated from a Madison High School in 2011 and then graduated from Edgewood College in 2015, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish. Marco also received his English-Spanish Language Interpretation certification from Madison College. 
    Stay Connected: 
    Educators and Immigration Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/educatorsandimmigration
    Educators and Immigration Website: https://educatorsandimmigration.com
    Educators and Immigration Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educatorsandimmigration/
     

    • 43 min
    016 African Center for Community Development with Tunji Lesi, Ama Mohammed and Sarriang Ceesay

    016 African Center for Community Development with Tunji Lesi, Ama Mohammed and Sarriang Ceesay

    In this episode, we learn about all the amazing work that the African Center for Community Development is doing. We speak with Tunji Lesi, CPA, Ama Mohammed, and Sarriang Ceesay. Tunji is the president, Ama is the community outreach coordinator, and Sarriang is the Undocumented Immigrant Support manager. The African Center for Community Development is a nonprofit organization that promotes the well-being of the immigrant African community in Madison and Dane County. The organization was developed by members of the African Association of Madison in 2014 and became active in 2018. The organization supports the increasing African population in the area through services including education, employment, immigration, and family reunification. The center has the following programs: Community Financial Literacy, Undocumented Immigrant Support, Housing Support, and Youth programs which include the Transitional Cultural Literacy program. 
     
    Stay Connected: 
    African Center for Community Development Website: https://africancentermadison.org/
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/accdmadison?_rdc=1&_rdr
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/africancentermadison/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/africancenterWI
    Email: info@africancentermadison.org
    Donate to the African Center for Community Development: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=ST9OvrH0uf7AiY1yDC0bMmNfpPWvQXZfNNARYiSIsvJCQJG1nuMa56fCjFkEDEuv00uN5XWEcI_375Dh&locale.x=EN_US
     
    Educators and Immigration Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/educatorsandimmigration
    Educators and Immigration Website: https://educatorsandimmigration.com
    Educators and Immigration Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educatorsandimmigration/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    015 Talking about MISOL with Carla, Alondra, and Erika Susana

    015 Talking about MISOL with Carla, Alondra, and Erika Susana

    In this episode, we talk with Carla, Alondra, and Erika Susana who participated in the 2022 MISOL program. They discuss the process of applying for Advance Parole and share their experiences with the program. 
     
    Stay Connected: 
    Center for DREAMers at UW-Madison: https://dreamers.law.wisc.edu/
    MISOL Program: https://dreamers.law.wisc.edu/misol/
    Center for DREAMers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CenterforDREAMers
    Center for DREAMers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/center_for_dreamers/
     
    Office of Immigration Affairs: https://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Children-Youth-and-Family/Immigration-Affairs
     
    Educators and Immigration Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/educatorsandimmigration
    Educators and Immigration Website: https://educatorsandimmigration.com
    Educators and Immigration Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educatorsandimmigration/

    • 55 min
    014 MISOL DACA and Advance Parole with Erika Rosales and Yesenia Villalpando Torres

    014 MISOL DACA and Advance Parole with Erika Rosales and Yesenia Villalpando Torres

    Hello and welcome to another episode of Educators and Immigration. It has been a while since I have released an episode. The reason is because I was traveling with our guests for today Erika Rosales and Yesenia Villalpando-Torres. We are the steering committee for the Mexico International Study Opportunity for Learning (MISOL) program and this December and January, we had a cohort of 18 participants who traveled to Mexico for a life-changing opportunity. 
    Erika and Yesenia are strong activists for the immigrant community at the local, state, and national levels. They are always looking for ways to support undocumented, DACAmented, and immigrant populations. 
    Erika Rosale is the Director for the Center for DREAMers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and she was a guest on this podcast back in episode 009 where we discussed the Center and all the amazing work they are doing. Additionally, she is a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist at WIDA which is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Erika is also a 4W Director of Immigration and Human Rights. 
    We also have Yesenia Villalpando-Torres who is a Project Assistant for the Center for DREAMers. She is also an Immigration Affairs Social Worker for Dane County Department of Human Services where she works to support immigrants throughout the entire county. She is an inspirational community leader and activist. She works with community to establish programs and services. For example, she set up a DACA renewal event to connect individuals with lawyers and financial resources for their renewal process.
    Stay Connected: 
    Center for DREAMers at UW-Madison: https://dreamers.law.wisc.edu/
    MISOL Program: https://dreamers.law.wisc.edu/misol/
    Center for DREAMers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CenterforDREAMers
    Center for DREAMers Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/center_for_dreamers/
    Office of Immigration Affairs: https://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/Children-Youth-and-Family/Immigration-Affairs
    Educators and Immigration Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/educatorsandimmigration
    Educators and Immigration Website: https://educatorsandimmigration.com
    Educators and Immigration Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educatorsandimmigration/

    • 1 hr
    013 Creating Spaces and Pedagogies of Possibilities for Latinx Students with Dr. Julissa Ventura

    013 Creating Spaces and Pedagogies of Possibilities for Latinx Students with Dr. Julissa Ventura

    Dr. Julissa Ventura is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership (EDPL). Before coming to Marquette, Dr. Ventura was a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Education and Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research sits at the intersections of Latinx education, critical youth studies, and community-based education. Through critical ethnography and participatory methods, Dr. Ventura’s research sheds light into the different ways in which community-based spaces and practices foster Latinx students’ sense of belonging, academic identities, and critical consciousness. As a community-based researcher, Dr. Ventura prioritizes relationship-building and the knowledges of Latinx communities in her work in order to build equitable and mutually beneficial research partnerships for social justice. Dr. Ventura has engaged in community partnership work in Madison, WI and is excited to work on new and existing partnerships between Marquette University and Milwaukee communities through her research and teaching.
     
    Stay Connected: 
    Julissa Ventura email: julissa.ventura@marquette.edu
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juli_julissa/
     
    Article: “Above and Beyond Any Other Teacher or Staff”: The Invisible Nourishment Work of Bilingual Support Staff
     
    Educators and Immigration Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/educatorsandimmigration
    Educators and Immigration Website: https://educatorsandimmigration.com
    Educators and Immigration Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educatorsandimmigration/

    • 34 min
    012 DACA Recipient, Bilingual Educator, and Community Activist with Alondra Garcia

    012 DACA Recipient, Bilingual Educator, and Community Activist with Alondra Garcia

    Alondra Garcia is currently a 2nd Grade Bilingual Teacher for the Milwaukee Public Schools. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish and Communication from Cardinal Stritch University. Alondra immigrated from Mexico and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
    Stay Connected: 
    Alondra’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928787764 
    Alondra’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alooondris13/ 
    Voces De La Frontera Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VocesdelaFronteraWI/
    Voces De La Frontera Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voces_milwaukee/
    Voces De La Frontera Twitter: https://twitter.com/VDLF_Action
    Article: Ten Years Dreaming: A Wisconsin DACA Recipient Speaks Out https://vdlf.org/ten-years-dreaming-a-wisconsin-daca-recipient-speaks-out/
    Originally published online by MdW Atlas on August 2022
    Educators and Immigration Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/educatorsandimmigration
    Educators and Immigration Website: https://educatorsandimmigration.com
    Educators and Immigration Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educatorsandimmigration/

    • 46 min

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