Julie Shayne and IAS alums Teresa Polendo and Liam McGivern speak about supporting immigrants

Julie Shayne, Teresa Polendo, and Liam McGivern

On Sunday April 23, 2017, IAS faculty member Julie Shayne, and IAS alums Teresa Polendo and Liam McGivern spoke to a group of activists at the Indivisible Edmonds townhall meeting. Attendees came to learn more about the present realities for local immigrants. Shayne provided background to the situation, discussed and countered myths about immigrants, and shared additional educational resources. Liam McGivern (‘09 Global Studies), is presently an attorney and Civil Rights Analyst with the City of Seattle Office for Civil Rights. He spoke to the audience about immigrants’ rights and the lack thereof. Teresa Polendo (‘14 Society, Ethics & Human Behavior; ‘15 MEd, UW Bothell) is presently a Student Support Advocate in the Edmonds School District. Polendo spoke about how to support immigrant students and their families at the very local level.