–A Training Led By Immigrant Youth–
Spend three days communing with members of Engaging People in Change (EPIC), a youth ministry for rural and immigrant high school students. Teens will share their experiences with how multiculturalism and assimilation play a role in contemporary education - especially within an evolving rural context. We create a safe, inclusive space to explore alternative approaches to education that resist xenophobia, racism, and classism in their most subtle forms. We invite you to be in right relationship with youth as we navigate multicultural learning spaces.
Participants will learn about a lesser known path to documentation. We will discuss how to support undocumented teens in obtaining legal status through mechanisms like Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, the school system, and barriers to education. We aim to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes while creating opportunities for the lives of immigrant youth undocumented or otherwise.
Dates: Arrive Friday, February 22 by 7pm; depart on Sunday, February 24 at 3pm.
Location: Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Free shuttle service is available from the Wassaic train station, and carpooling is available from Dutchess County. By car: 3 hours from lower Manhattan, 1 hour from Poughkeepsie, 1.5 hours from New Haven, 40 minutes from Great Barrington, 20 minutes from Millerton.
Costs: We believe in the transformational power of this retreat and we want as many people to be able to attend as possible. Double occupancy rooms are available for $220 per person. All meals, tuition, materials, and accommodations are included. Limited single rooms are available for an additional fee. Contact us for details.
Questions and Registration: Contact EPIC program director Abby Nathanson at 845.420.4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/epictraining2019