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Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month: Community Advocacy for Multilingual Learners
Multilingual learners bring tremendous cultural and linguistic assets to their schools. They also have a community rooting and advocating for their academic success and overall well-being. When state agencies, districts, and schools take into account those assets and partner with the folks championing multilingual learners, including students and caregivers, the education system can shift outcomes and move towards a quality education for these learners.

Join TNTP’s policy and advocacy team as we engage in conversation with leaders from organizations directly serving multilingual learners, their families, and those who support them. In this panel discussion, you’ll learn how students and families are advocating for themselves, what they’re advocating for, and walk away with strategies and ideas for how to position multilingual learners and their families as strategic partners in education.

Featured Speakers:
Elizabeth Xiomara Campos Hamilton, Vice President, Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Danny Hernandez, Community Impact & Learning Specialist, All In Education
Nancie Adolphe, Program Director, Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project
Moderated by TNTP’s Amani Thomas, Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy


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This webinar will be interpreted to Creole and Spanish. 


Elizabeth Xiomara Campos-Hamilton
Vice President @Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Elizabeth Xiomara Campos-Hamilton is an advocate for parents who, like herself, have bilingual children with IEPs. Elizabeth is the current Vice President of the Family Resource Center on Disabilities and serves as co-facilitator of the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development and Illinois Early Learning Council’s Family Advisory Committee. Elizabeth is a gubernatorial appointee, and Vice Chair, of Governor Pritzker’s Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities, and was appointed to the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education by Illinois State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carmen I. Ayala. In addition, Elizabeth serves on the Illinois State Board of Education’s Bilingual Special Education Subcommittee, a joint subcommittee of the Illinois Advisory Council on Bilingual Education.
Nancie Adolphe
Program Director @Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project
Nancie Adolphe, a Haitian immigrant, is currently the Program Director at Flanbwayan Haitian Literacy Project, a youth organization. Nancie has a BA in Political Science from The City College of New York. Nancie teaches English as Second Language (ESL) to adult immigrants and is an interpreter for immigration cases with Take Root Justice organization. Nancie's favorite quote and number one rule for life are "Be the change you wish to see in the world". @rgintraining @flanbwayan
Danny Hernandez
Community Impact & Learning Specialist @ALL in Education
Danny Hernandez is a veteran, first-generation American, originally from Paradise, Texas. The son of Mexican farmworkers, Danny became the first in his family to obtain a bachelors degree. Since then, he has amassed over a decade of professional experiences in political and policy advocacy; issue and electoral organizing; and program/campaign development and administration at the local, state and national level. Currently, he serves as the Community Impact & Learning Specialist for ALL in Education where he works alongside families across Arizona to promote better access to multilingual education resources for students, parents and caregivers. @Danhz @allinedaz