THE INNER WORLD OF THE IMMIGRANT CHILD: AUTHOR COMES TO THE UN

In February a talented teacher and published author participated in the Commission on the Status of Women. Cristina Igoa’s eight days in New York City were filled with governmental sessions, side events, discussion groups, and meeting people. She conversed with Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and now Director of UN Women; Fatima Abdel Mahmoud, first woman to run for President of Sudan; and Marta Santos Pais, UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children. In each case Cristina made connections to her numerous classroom experiences with immigrant children.

Cristina’s words: “My time at the UN was a profoundly moving experience that left me invigorated with new energy and inspiration to continue to help immigrant children receive the interventions they need to succeed in school and to be productive members of their new society as well as the global community. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this event.” For more information go to www.cristinaigoa.com.

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