The Roles of Settings in Supporting Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression: A Policy Position Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action

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A Policy Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action: Division 27 of the American Psychological Association

Originally published in the American Journal of Community Psychology

by: Sara L. Buckingham, Regina Day Langhout, Dana Rusch, Tara Mehta, Noé Rubén Chávez, Kevin Ferreira van Leer, Ashmeet Oberoi, Monica Indart, Virginia Paloma, V. Elizabeth King, and Bradley Olson

Much literature focuses on the ways in which U.S. deportation, forced family separation, and other oppressive immigration-related policies harm people, families, and communities. Less is documented about the numerous ways immigrants and their allies resist this oppression. This statement examines this resistance, with a focus on the ways settings can facilitate immigrants’ resistance to oppression. Read more here:

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