kNOw US AND THEM Tools and Links
kNOw US AND THEM Videos:
- "Immigration Realities" - Current and former Carasque residents talk about what immigration and free trade mean to them and their community - part of the the kNOw US AND THEM Listening Project (29:16)
- "kNOw US AND THEM" - Excerpts from interviews with immigrants, farmers and workers in Maine and El Salvador from the kNOw US AND THEM project (7:44)
Global Literacy Curriculum
The Global Literacy curriculum is a series of interactive workshops on immigration and trade that PICA has developed for high school students (and others). They are designed to be delivered within standard 40-minute or 1-hour and 15-minutes blocks. They are also very effective when used in college classes, and with members of adult community and faith organizations. Download the curriculum here (PDF format).
Web Resources on Immigration, Trade, and Listening Projects
- David Bacon, Stories and Photographs – David is a photojournalist and former labor organizer who focuses on immigrants, workers, and the labor movement. He will be coming to Maine in April 2010 as part of the kNOw US AND THEM program.
- Trade Stories Project – a national effort to compile and share the stories of workers, migrants, farmers and small business owners affected by free trade. PICA and the Maine Fair Trade Campaign are part of the project.
- Citizens Trade Campaign – Information and resources on trade issues and agreements. Includes activist resources.
- Reform Immigration for America – A national coalition of labor, immigrant and religious groups that is helping lead the campaign for comprehensive immigation reform legislation.
- Global Trade Watch - Includes a section on immigration - link on the left sidebar.
- United for a Fair Economy
- Fair Immigration Reform Movement - FIRM
- National Immigration Forum
- National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
- Global Exchange – Lots of great resources on a variety of topics. Check out the Global Economy section as well as “Fair Trade” and “Mexico, Trade and Migration” in the War, Peace and Democracy section.
- Advocates for Human Rights – Online Immigration Resource Center – Based in Minnesota, this site has lots of resources including fact sheets and other tools for educators, students, policy makers and advocates, faith leaders, and new Americans.
- The Solidarity Center – The AFL-CIO’s American Center for International Labor Solidarity.
- American Friends Service Committee’s “Trade Matters” page – includes free activist toolkit.
- American Friends Service Committee’s Immigration page
- Immigration Timeline from Frontline/World - A look at U.S. policy toward immigration and border security with Mexico over the past 60 years.
- New America Media - The country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations.
- America’s Voice - America's Voice conducts cutting edge public opinion research, undertakes public education and provides comprehensive media analysis on the current state of the immigration debate.
- Choices Curriculum – Education initiative based at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. Offers both an immigration module and an international trade module for teachers to use in their classrooms.
- School of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE) – The Immigration Debate in the Classroom 2006 - Links to more resources for teaching immigration issues in the classroom, ways of teaching controversial issues, etc.
- The Change Agent – An adult education newspaper for social justice – You can subscribe electronically or for the paper version on a sliding scale. Check out September 2006, “What if Immigration’s not the Issue?”
- UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop – Resources for researchers, graduate students, teachers, and community. Sample syllabi and a list of immigration related films.
Local Resources (see our Partners page for more)