Key Initiatives
Key Initiatives

Inclusion Committee
Chair: Susan Marine

Affirmative Action Committee
Chair: Chayla Haynes Davison

Internationalization Task Force 
Chair: Brendan Cantwell
The Internationalization Task Force will examine ways we can integrate views from around the world into our thinking as well as expand the membership to include more international members.

Cross-divisional Task Force
Chair: Luis Leyva
The Cross-divisional Task Force will examine ways we might create stronger and more intentional linkages with other divisions and SIGs that are part of AERA. 

AERA Division J Social Justice Project

Know Your Students, Know Your Rights: Supporting Immigrant Students and their Families in Uncertain Times.

Grace Dodge Hall, Room 179, Teachers College
525 W 120th St, NY, NY

Monday, April 16th, 1-4 pm
Lunch served (please RSVP)

Facilitated by Dr. Isabel Martinez, Associate Professor, Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY

Introduction by Dr. Kenny Nienhusser, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University Of Hartford

This workshop, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of Division J, will enable participants to work with undocumented students and their families from a holistic perspective and develop tools to support undocumented in meaningful ways. Participants will learn about the experiences of immigrant and undocumented students, about how current policies are shaping their educational journeys, as well as how John Jay College has worked to develop effective support systems with mixed-status families. The session will also include a student-facilitated Know Your Rights training, which will review what to do when encountering law enforcement, explore how laws and policies affect students’ enrollment status, and obtain effective legal counsel. The workshop will conclude with breakout sessions and an overview of how to make educational spaces (e.g. classrooms, offices) to be more inclusive of immigrant students and their needs. To RSVP for this free workshop, please visit this Google form. For more information, contact Dr. Blanca E. Vega at

Past Initiatives

AERA Division J/NAFSA Convening, 2013

Summary Report

Papers (Hazelkorn; Hudzik; Marginson)

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