In this Q & A episode of the Demystifying Diversity Podcast, Daralyse and AnnaMarie delve more deeply into the topics discussed in Episode 5, Latinx: An Invitation to Reconceptualize Latin American Immigration and to see the Possibility of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity.
Daralyse and AnnaMarie continue to explore the myriad of ways that immigration is beneficial to the United States, examining how immigration brings new cultures, perspectives, traditions, ideas, creativity, motivation and more. They discuss the inherent struggle and sacrifice involved in having to leave one's home country and family and how those who do so are entitled to respect and admiration. They explain how immigrantion benefits the American Social Security and Medicare systems and how erecting barriers against immigration only hurts the United States.
Daralyse and AnnaMarie discuss helpful ideas for how to converse with people who hold stereotypes about immigrants, and how it is most effective to engage in on-going conversations with family and friends. They talk about how using dehumanizing language to refer to undocumented individuals enables horrible atrocities and human rights violations.
Finally, Daralyse and AnnaMarie discuss the importance of cross cultural and bilingual education, sharing their own personal experiences.
In this episode, you will be asked to listen generously, devoting your undivided time and attention to learning and growing.
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Resources to explore:
Demystifying Diversity: Embracing Our Shared Humanity by Daralyse Lyons Buy the Book
I'm Mixed! by Maggy Williams (Daralyse Lyons' pseudonym) Buy the Book
Dos Idiomas, One me: A Bilingual Reader by Maggy Williams (Daralyse Lyons' pseudonym) Buy the Book
Hazleton Integration Project Visit the Website
NALEO Educational Fund Visit the Website
CCATE Visit the Website
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