PACT Parent Leaders call on School District and City to Support Undocumented Families.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN JOSÉ, CA                              

WHO:             San Jose Unified School District Board Members Teresa Castellanos and Susan Ellenberg, City Councilmember Dev Davis and representative from the office of City Council Member Raul Peralez. Parents and students of San Jose Unified School District.

WHAT:           PACT is bringing together immigrant students and families together with SJUSD school district board members and city Council (or their representative) to hear the concerns on the eve of the inauguration of a federal administration that has threatened increases in deportation.

The event includes a presentation by students from Downtown College Prep and how they experience and respond to various forms of oppression.  Attendees will participate in small group dialogue about the fears of immigrant parents and questions of commitment for public officials about a proposed resolution in the District.

WHEN:           Thursday, January 19, 2017
                       6:30pm – 7:30pm     

WHERE:         Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
                       325 Willow St. San Jose 95125

WHY:              Undocumented families feel threatened by the Trump Adminstration’s statements to increase deportation. Undocumented students, including those now protected by DACA, face the anxiety of their own deportation and children with undocumented family members fear separation. As members of the school district, students need to feel safe and to focus on their learning.

Various school districts throughout California have passed resolutions that state their support of undocumented families. 

PACT parent leaders are asking for commitment to a proposed resolution that will create a sense of belonging for undocumented families and offer assurances that children and families are protected.

Oakland Unified School District Resolution 

San Francisco Unified School District Statement