Advanced Spanish Service-Learning: Migration, Asylum, and Human Rights at the Border
Brates, V. (PI)
Students wishing to enroll in this community engaged learning workshop must be concurrently enrolled in SPANLANG 108SL. Through the HUMRTS 108 units, students will have the opportunity to apply their advanced Spanish language skills and knowledge of the US immigration detention system from the class as volunteers with immigrant rights advocacy organizations. Students will be trained to staff a hotline to help monitor detention conditions in more than 200 immigrant prisons, report abuse, expose dehumanizing conditions, and request support on behalf of detainees and their loved ones. Human rights lawyer Penelope Van Tuyl will guest lecture to give students legal context, and we will have the visits as well of other specialists in US-Central American international relations, mental health, media, and art activism. We will also be joined by migrants and refugees who will share their stories in US detention and seeking asylum. n nPrerequisite: completion of SPANLANG 13, 23B, or placement test equivalent to SPANLANG 100 or higher. nnPlease note that this course must be taken for a minimum of 3 units and a letter grade to be eligible for Ways credit.
Letter or Credit/No Credit