The Youth Refugee Crisis: Advocating for Access to Resources for Acclimation in the NYC Public School System
Date & Time
Thursday, March 30, 2023, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Refugees are, by definition, little more than people in crisis. Driven from their homes to escape war, persecution, disaster, or some other painful ailment, refugees flee to the United States in search of a better life for themselves and their children. In 2022, 1,775 refugees were resettled in New York State (Monroe, 2022). The refugees largely came from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, Burma, and Ukraine, as well as 57 other countries in crisis (Monroe, 2022). Of these refugees, approximately 40% tend to be under the age of 18 and thus require admission into the education system (Baugh, 2022). Therefore, the increasing need for social justice is a direct response to the continuous growth in the number of refugees from diverse countries. To support teachers, administrators, students in training, and counselors in developing a more thorough understanding of the three levels of advocacy for social justice, this workshop will provide knowledge about the refugee crisis and the necessary tools to develop advocacy on behalf of this group.

Location Name
C203 (C-Level)
Session Type