Language Minorities, International Fair, Feminism, and Self-Silencing

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Four alumni participated in a panel last week on their experiences teaching and researching with English language learners in Philly and New York City schools.
The event focused on both the issues of language minority education and career possibilities.
Students at i-20's International Fair.
Students at i-20's International Fair.
Students at i-20's International Fair.
Miriam Perez '06 discussed the future of feminism, particularly its interactions with increasingly diverse communities and in online media, at an event last Thursday.
Perez, who works primarily with Latina women, won the 2009 Young Women of Achievement Award from the Women’s Information Network.
Students identifying as APIA women also participated in a workshop focusing on personal experiences with and structural reasons behind self-silencing, as well as a discussion on how to encourage themselves to speak up.

Photos by Jiuxing June Xie.

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