“I've done all that I can, and I still cannot get what I deserve”: Using Photovoice to Explore Latino youths' experiences of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Conclusions: The voices of structurally marginalized youth highlight our need to build coalitions to advocate for youths’ rights and opportunities. Comprehensive immigration policy is imperative for the health and prosperity of our society.
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related public policy
Describe how photovoice was used to explore the impact DACA status has on Latino/a youths’ every-day lives and aspirations for higher education. Discuss youth-generated solutions and strategies for advocacy in relation to educational access and immigration reform.
Keyword(s): Latinos, Youth
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 2 years of youth leadership experience. In addition, I was a participant in a Photovoice project and have gained experience facilitating discussions, disseminating findings and using photovoice to move social action forward. I've had the honor to speak in many events and interviews throughout the past two years to share my experience and activism. Some of the events have been on television, will be written about in books or shown at museums.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.