Timon Seniors Amanuel Adebe, Luke Issa, Jordan Hill and Eliyas Aman recently were given the opportunity to attend and participate in Get on Up: The Power of US, an annual Inclusivity Conference for members schools of EdCoWNY (Education Collaborative of Western New York) hosted at Nichols school.
The seniors prepared a presentation entitled, "A Dream Deferred or Denied..." highlighting DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) relating to Immigration laws. Their goal was to draw attention to immigrants coming to the United States illegally and that although that is wrong, humans still have the right of mercy and hope. The students prepared a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the issue of illegal immigrants coming to the United Sates and the impact it has on their children.
"Change is hard, our purpose of the material we presented was to evoke discussion, to hear opposing views of the other students in attendance", Jordan Hill commented. "One of the most important issues to address is who are the caretakers for the children whose families are classified as illegal immigrants," Eliyas Aman noted.
In addition to our presenters, the following students also attended: Christian Fisher, Cian Gould, Michael Johnson, Javier Morales, Matt O’Brien, Stephen Reinhardt, Joseph Rozeski and Jonathan Stachowski.
Eliyas Aman, Amanuel Adebe, Luke Issa and Jordan Hill