In July of 2016, Canadian Librarian Malcolm Teller posted on a Facebook group made up of professional librarians, (ALA Think Tank), asking for a syllabi on the Black Lives Matter movement. This is a compilation of the resources.
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is an executive action ordered by President Obama and enacted in June 2012 which allows undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before June 15 2007 AND before their 16th birthday, have continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2007, and who meet some other requirements to gain authorization for employment and a renewable two-year exemption from deportation.
PBS' Life on the Line (available to the MHC community through Kanopy Streaming) tells the story of millions of children whose lived realities epitomize what mestiza-feminist theorist Gloria Anzaldua called "a struggle of borders" through a close-up look at one young girl who bravely tries to hold her family together in the face of great economic, social, emotional and political assault."
Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was fourteen on the day her parents and brother were arrested and deported to Colombia while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family. This book is the story of her struggle being an undocumented resident in this country.
The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research at Columbia University supports the community of teachers, students, researchers and law and social justice advocates working in the multidisciplinary sphere of human rights.
The Human Rights Web Archive @ Columbia University is a searchable collection of archived copies of human rights websites created by non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, tribunals and individuals. Collecting began in 2008 and has been ongoing for active websites. New websites are added to the collection regularly.