Community Discussion: The Future of DACA
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Community Discussion: The Future of DACA

Join the Diversity Abroad Community in an open-access discussion on The Future of DACA on Wednesday, September 13 at 3-4pm Eastern time.

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
3-4pm Eastern
Contact: Diversity Abroad Network
501-982-0635 Ext 704

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Session Description: 

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, established by the Obama administration in 2012, would be rescinded. This community discussion will serve as a platform for the Diversity Abroad community to address this evolving situation and its implications for the students and families we serve. What do we know about the current status and potential future of DACA? How might the administration's announcement to rescind DACA impact students? What are the implications for the Global Education and Education Abroad community? What questions should institutions should be asking right now to prepare? What are opportunities for the Diversity Abroad community to advocate for students and families impacted by this announcement?



  • Paige E. Butler, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, International Education Management - Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Prerna Lal, J.D., Staff Attorney and Clinical Instructor - UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program Project
  • Meggan L. Madden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of International Education and Higher Education Administration - The George Washington University
  • Dan Siefken, M.Sc., Assistant Director for Faculty-led Programs, Study Abroad - The University of Texas at Austin



This discussion is open access and is available to the entire Diversity Abroad Community. A full recording of the community discussion will be made available to members as part of the Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center.


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The Diversity Network hosts an annual series of community discussions for professionals interested in issues of access, inclusion, and diversity in education abroad and international student and scholar services. Participants are able to join discussions from the comfort of their office or coordinate a group of colleagues to participate together.

During these 60-minute online discussions, experts in the field are invited to facilitate discussions intended to highlight key issues and areas of potential advocacy to ensure the next generation of young people are provided with equitable access and support to high-impact global education opportunities. Participants are provided with key discussion questions to consider ahead of the live conversation to set the groundwork for this interactive forum.

Community Discussions will consist of:

  • Introduction of Facilitators (5 min)

  • Guidelines for constructive participation (5 min)

  • Description of the discussion topic including relevant history/background, current trends/statistics/terminology, & an outline of key questions for community discussion (20 min)

  • Community discussion with attendees (25 min)

  • Closing remarks, resources, & suggested opportunities for advocacy (5 min)