On Saturday, March 4th, the 2023 Central Valley Regional Migrant Education Parent Conference occurred at California State University Bakersfield. This conference was a day full of workshops, guest speakers, and a resource fair for participating parents in Migrant Education. Participating parents attended workshops with topics like Financial literacy, k-12 education, and higher education, among other topics.
During their lunchtime, parents were able to walk through a wide range of local organizations with education on resources for families. Participating parents shared their insights on the event.
“Today I learned about important topics like immigration. I am grateful for this event and will be talking to my children about the topics I learned today,” said Rosa Martinez.
Irais Martinez Oliva and Asuncion Jimenez Garcia
“ What is amazing about our learning today is that we learned about our rights as farm workers. I was not very well informed on this and I think it is important. We didn’t know a lot about the topics in the workshops and we are grateful for this program for showing us more about our rights,” said Irais Martinez Oliva and Asuncion Jimenez Garcia.
“I learned a lot about health, immigration, and human rights. I also learned about infant safety,” said Bertha Arreola.
“ I am grateful for these kinds of events. Thank you so much to the migrant program for providing these opportunities for us because this is how we stay informed for our children and households. It helps us better support our children and their necessities,” said Adelaida Magana.
“I learned many things today. I was able to go to the class where they teach you to have a bank account for your son to go to college and it’s a big saving. In the other class I took I learned about wages and working out in the fields and what’s unfair,” said Anel Orozco.