Waking Dream Ep4 launches--Tweet Chat on Education today!
In Episode 4 is titled "Go Back to your Country" and this rousing episode bubbles up the divisions that immigration issues have created in our communities, and in the political sphere. Dilan leads his middle schoolers in a controversial debate around the benefits of undocumented immigrants to the United States while Rossy speaks out about embracing her identity and the stereotypes that undocumented immigrants face from American citizens. Steve Li travels to D.C. amidst a tense national debate about immigration, to lobby for support of a Dream Act that would give DACA recipients a path to citizenship.
Remember to Text 'WDREAM' to 474747 to get updates with links to each episode as they roll out.
Part of the Waking Dream Impact Campaign is to flesh out conversations around issues surrounding DACA and undocumented communities across the country.
Today, 12/4, at 4pm PST we will host our first Twitter Chat titled:
The hashtag for this conversation will be: #wakingdreamED and the key themes we want to lift up in the Twitter chat are:
-Complexities of the job for teachers working in immigrant and undocumented communities
-How teachers and students are effected by the current family separation crisis and asylum-seekers at the U.S./Mexico Border
-The broader discussion around undocumented immigrants' rights and how these issues play out in classrooms with large immigrant populations
-Challenges and complex history of immigration (past and current) and the importance of discussing these issues with our students
Joining us for this conversation will be Rachel Roberson from KQED, Milton Reynolds formerly of Facing History in Ourselves, Lorena Tule-Romain from Teach for America, Fran Sterling of Blueshift Media, and Dilan Pedraza, a middle school teacher featured in Waking Dream.
Please join us on Twitter @inationproject and take part in the sure-to-be powerful conversation!
Theo and the Waking Dream Team