Define American, FWD.us, United We Dream, I Am An Immigrant and Golden Door Scholars are hosting a virtual commencement on Saturday, May 23 at 12pm PT, 3pm ET for immigrant students across the country to celebrate their accomplishments with family, friends and supporters! If you are a first, second, or third generation immigrant student graduating from high school or college, register to join this event. Featured speakers include several graduating immigrant students, as well as leaders from the hosting organizations.
Define American notes, “Imagine being the first in your family to graduate from high school or college. The excitement and joy that rushes through your body – and through your entire family tree – as you’re about to receive your degree is indescribable. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, many students won’t be able to experience those feelings because their schools have canceled graduation ceremonies. This commencement will build on our annual #Immigrad campaign that highlights the stories of college and high school graduates from immigrant families. Join us in celebrating your accomplishments, resiliency and legacy!”
Please note that this event was first posted by Define American. The link to the event may not work after it has taken place.
Rachel is a PhD student in the Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies where she is a Research Associate for the Civil Rights Project and the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education. She has worked closely with undocumented youth in several regions including California, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. Rachel has also worked in the higher education sector for Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, MassBay Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in philosophy from the University of Chicago.
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