Return to Sender: Exploring U.S. Immigration History & Policy

Image collage of immigrants in classrooms, protest sign saying "Immigrants Make America Great", students in the Spencer Museum of Art, and immigrants working in fields

It would be an understatement to say that immigration is a topic worth discussing today, and we hear from many, many people that they desire to know what they can do to become educated and make a positive impact.

To that end, CLACS and the Spencer Museum of Art would like to invite you to “Return to Sender: Exploring U.S. Immigration Policy in the K-12 Classroom,” a workshop for K-12 teachers, school support staff, and education students. 

At the workshop you will hear from experts on U.S. immigration policy, documented status, youth development, critically conscious pedagogy, and benefits of using literature and art in the classroom. In particular, Professor Marta Caminero-Santangelo, Professor of English and Director of CLACS, will facilitate a book discussion centered on teaching about global citizenship in Julia Alvarez’s novel. We’ve also got a presentation about using art to teach cultural competency and a guided tour of a special exhibition that explores our nation’s history of immigration.

Please, join us on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 9:00-4:00 p.m. at the Spencer Museum of Art, located at 1301 Mississippi St. Lawrence, KS 66045. This workshop is free, and we’ve partnered with the Office of the Provost, Colllege of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Lady Bird Diner in Lawrence, KS and other sponsors to provide complimentary breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day. I encourage you to register early so that you can reserve a free copy of Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez.