Welcome to Our New Students!
Friends of Freedom University and allies of undocumented youth, Thanks to your continued generosity and support, weâ€™ve welcomed visiting scholars to Athens, Skyped in Pulitzer Prize winner Junot DÃaz and author Achy Obejas, provided booksÂ for over 35 deserving and hard working students, and, most importantly, ensured that our students made it to class from all over Northeast Georgia. Today we are honored to announce that eight new dynamic students join our Freedom University cohort! They join us from all across metro-Atlanta and contribute not only their passion for education but their many organizing talents as well. They hail from the ranks of the Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, the Immigrant Youth Justice League, and Southerners on New Ground. We are excited to see what theyâ€™ll bring to the classroom, and also how they will motivate us toward our ultimate goals of defeating anti-immigrant and anti-student legislation and policy. Will you help us welcome our new students by donating $10 for their books, travel, and organizing expenses? If 80 of our allies pitch in just $10, we will meet our goal of $800 to cover our expenses through April. Freedom University Georgia students and volunteers must continue to lead theÂ fight against bills like SB 458, which would ban undocumented students from all public Georgia campuses.Â Our recent press conference on SB 458, and organizing around HB 59, drew students, educators, and allies from all over the state to the Capitol to voice their opposition.Â Now more than ever we realize how important FU is not only to students seeking education in spite of unjust tuition rates and the Board of Regentsâ€™ ban, but also to leading the way toward a more humane state. Will you support our students as they study and fight for their right to higher education?In Solidarity, Freedom University Faculty, Students, and Volunteers
|2012-02-28 Elizabeth speaks at Press Conference Opposing SB 458 at Georgia Capitol