Posted on 08/17/2016 at 07:53 AM by Liz Determan

Did you know 80 million people in this country are immigrants?  Did you know they live in all 50 states?  Immigrants are found in the work force and their children are being educated in our schools. You may hear a lot of negativity about immigrants. So what do educators need to know in order to be advocates for immigrants and their children?  

Mawi Asgedom is a former refugee from Ethiopia.  He was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Our Kids Summer Institute in Waukee, Iowa this past summer.   Mawi has inspired over one million people with his uplifting speeches and has written 8 bestselling books.  He is the president of Mawi Learning, a provider of online leadership and success courses used by schools around the world.  He was even a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  The link below is Mawi's inspirational speech, featured on TEDx TALKS, titled "How Immigrants Make America Great!" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72On7kjvU1c

Please share this link with your colleagues and others.  

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