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02/27/2023 -  University-Community Collaborations: A Vehicle for Capacity Building and Mutual Learning within an Immigrant Mental Health Coalition 

The GEO Community-based Service Learning (CbSL) course article has been published. This collaborative effort includes co-authors from DMC, including our own Ruben Alvarez Silva (Str. Comm.) and Prof. Maria Ferrera (Faculty Advisory Co.)  To see the article, just click here.

02/24/2023 -  Higher education can do more to help our city’s immigrants By Christopher Tirres and Olya Glantsman
Read the article here

02/23/2023 -  Craig Mousin's Lawful Assembly Podcast: Episode 34: Support Humanitarian Asylum Welcome  

In this interview, Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Program, and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy interviews Heidi Altman, the Policy Director of the National Immigrant Justice Center. Ms. Altman discusses a proposed rule that will effectively preclude most asylum-seekers from safely and effectively applying for asylum in the United States. She advocates for humanitarian asylum welcome. She previously served as the legal director for the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition and was a Teaching Fellow in the immigration clinic at Georgetown University Law School.

Listen to the podcast here

02/03/2023 -  The Game of Life: Leveraging Tech for Civics Education 

The article by Lien Tran, a member of the faculty advisory council for the DMC, discusses the lack of civics education in the United States, which has contributed to misunderstandings about the First Amendment. Tran suggests that video games could be a solution to this problem, citing the success of iCivics, a collection of games and resources that reimagine civics education and engage students in the topic. Good learning games can situate the meaning of words by relating them to actions, images, and dialogue, and games like Do I Have a Right? specifically address freedom of speech. Tran argues that educators and caregivers should consider the enormous potential of games to transform knowledge, awareness, and perspective on all sorts of societal issues, including civics and government.

By Lien B. Tran

Read the article here

01/26/2023 -  2022 Community Capacity Report  

In April 2022, the DePaul Migration Collaborative (DMC) held its first major summit titled “Strategies for a Migrant Planet.” Following the summit, a 40-page report was developed to summarize findings from five focus groups, representing eighteen different greater Chicago area community organizations working in the field of migration.

The focus groups centered around three main themes: 1) the assets of the organization, 2) the barriers that impede them from reaching their fullest aspirations, and 3) possible points of collaboration with DePaul University.

To see the report, just click here:2022 Community Capacity Report (Final Version).pdf

01/13/2023 -  Craig Mousin's Lawful Assembly Podcast: Episode 33: New Year, Same Problems  

Imagine you are an asylum-seeker who has left your homeland. Listen to the interview with Secretary Mayorkas and consider its impact as you. Then write to the White House and Secretary Mayorkas and urge the Biden administration to follow the procedures and procedural protections of the Refugee Act of 1980

01/09/2023 -  Lunar New Year Offers a Chance to Reflect on Asian American History  

It’s critical that we do not homogenize Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander identities. The United States is home to 22 million Asian Americans, who have roots in more than 20 countries.

Educators looking for resources to teach Asian American history should look to organizations like Asian Americans Advancing Justice, as well as museums. Museums are also in the business of education, and there are already leading examples for how emerging technology can be the means and solution for collecting, sharing, educating and even immersing students and museum visitors in difficult histories, while survivors are still alive to share their voices and stories.

By Lien B. Tran, Public Voices fellow through the Op Ed Project

Read the article here

01/09/2023 -  Shailja Sharma's Op-ed titled, “The border ‘crisis’ is a problem that we can solve” has been published in The Chicago Tribune. 

Read the article here (subscription required).

06/15/2022 -  Announcing the inaugural co-directors of the DePaul Migration Collaborative (DMC) 

DePaul’s College of Law and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) are pleased to announce the appointment of Sioban Albiol, JD, and Shailja Sharma, PhD, as the inaugural co-directors of the DePaul Migration Collaborative (DMC). Read more here.

11/17/2021 -  Welcoming the Stranger 

The DePaul Migration Collaborative was featured in "Welcoming the Stranger. The DePaul Migration Collaborative strives to build a better future for immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers" in the Fall 2021 edition of Insights: A Publication for College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Alumni and Friends. Read more here.