'Know Your Rights' workshop at Watts Civic Center*
A Know Your Rights Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 5:30PM- 8:00PM at the Watts Civic Center (1527 East 103rd St. LA, CA 90002).
'Know Your Rights' workshop at Cal State L.A. *
A Know Your Rights workshop will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM at California State University, Los Angeles (5151 State University Drive, LA, CA 90032 -Salazar Hall C343).
For further information, please send an email to LBorjon@calstatela.edu
Telemundo hosting town hall forum on immigration issues*
Alliance for a Better Community
is partnering with Telemundo KVEA-52
Los Angeles to hold a televised forum to answer viewers' questions about immigration policies. The event will include a panelof experts, including immigration lawyer and Telemundo contributor Alma Rosa Nieto, Telemundo conservative political analyst Ana Navarro, and the Deputy Vice President of La Raza (NCLR), Clarissa Martínez. Learn more...
My Brother's Keeper Youth Summit*
Los Angeles County is partnering with My Brother's Keeper
to hold en event aimed at improving outcomes for boys and men of color.
Community forum on immigration in Boyle Heights*
*NOTE: The presentations made by lawyers and legal organizations at the above referenced events do not reflect the opinion of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and do not constitute legal advice. LAUSD is not affiliated with and does not endorse any organization, lawyer or law firm participating in these events.
District held ‘Unity Day 2017’ on Jan. 20, Offering Inauguration Day Resources for Students
In an effort to encourage students to participate in the civic-engagement process and to promote schools as safe and appropriate venues for meaningful dialogue about the presidential election, L.A. Unified declared Jan. 20 as "Unity Day 2017."
Through the Division of District Operations, the Office of Human Relations, Diversity and Equity
assembled a slate of lesson plans, activities and other exciting resources that will allow students to express themselves and exchange ideas in class and during non-instructional time.
Resources are geared toward high school students, but can be used by all grade levels as part of the civic-engagement process. These may include unity dances, poster sessions and restorative justice circles. Lessons may focus on environmental, social and humanitarian topics.
“We hope that students will take advantage of these lessons, discussions and other Unity Day activities that will allow them to participate in the civic-engagement process during the school day,” Superintendent Michelle King said. “We want students to feel part of their school, their community and their country.”
L.A. Unified continues to provide students and families with an extended network of services – including emotional support, enrollment and attendance information, and health insurance and legal referrals – at the six Local District Offices. These sites, and a free resource hotline (866-742-2273), will be accessible beyond Inauguration Day, as needed.