Professor Megan Ybarra was the professional keynote speaker at the Beyond HB 1079 (http://www.beyondhb1079.org/) held at Everett Community College on October 10th, 2015. HB 1079 is the Washington House Bill that allows resident students to pay in-state tuition for college, even if they are undocumented. The goal of the annual student-run conference is to foster undocumented students’ success in college and beyond.
As part of our continuing efforts to support undocumented students, UW Geography faculty and graduate students will participate in UW Leadership without Borders’ (http://depts.washington.edu/ecc/lwb/) “Undocu-Ally” workshop on November 13, 2015… and we look forward to participating in next year’s Beyond HB 1079 conference at UW Seattle!
Photo by Randy Salgado: Edgar Sandoval and Megan Ybarra represent UW Geography at the Washington Dream Coalition photo booth.