Young Adult Leadership Council

Gavin Lockard

Gavin Lockard, from Moline, IL, is a student at Black Hawk College. He is passionate about economic justice and people’s rights, including the educational rights of students with disabilities. He participated in the first Students’ Rights Initiative of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates and was part of a panel on students’ rights at COPAA’s 20th annual conference. Gavin is a member of several social justice organizations, including Students & Youth for a New America and The Young Turks. He has ADD, nonverbal learning disability, and a processing speed deficit. He is excited to participate in the NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council, especially now, when “the rights of people with disabilities are under attack.”

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New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

Education and civil rights advocates are in agreement: Students who are immigrants and those whose parents are immigrants should not have their citizenship status jeopardized when they receive public assistance. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disagrees. Just last week, DHS issued a final rule that is set to go into effect on October … Continue reading New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

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