Forum looking at "Lives in Limbo"

Please join Enroot for a conversation looking at "Lives in Limbo" by Professor Roberto Gonzales with insight from a local reporter.

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM

The Massachusetts' immigrant community is facing increasing threats. Please join Enroot to hear about how the climate has changed and what we can do to better support our immigrant students and their families. We'll hear from Professor Roberto Gonzales of Harvard Graduate School of Education, author of "Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America," as well as a local reporter covering immigration policy.

As our communities are raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during Operation "Safe City" targeting sanctuary cities, DACA protections are rescinded for Dreamers, and there are threats to withhold renewals for Haitian and Central American immigrants protected under special visas, this is a troubling time for the immigrant community and organizations like Enroot that support students and their families. Let's explore together how to stand with our immigrant community.

Event generously hosted by RoAnn Costin in Cambridge, MA.

Please note: space will be extremely limited at this event. We will do our best to accommodate requests and encourage guests to get tickets early.

Our Speakers

Roberto Gonzales
Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Roberto G. Gonzales’ research centers on contemporary processes of immigration and social inequality, and stems from theoretical interests at the intersection of race and ethnicity, immigration, and policy. In particular, his research examines the effects of legal contexts on the coming of age experiences of vulnerable and hard-to-reach immigrant youth populations. Since 2002 he has carried out one of the most comprehensive studies of undocumented immigrants in the United States. His most recent book is Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America.


Moderated by Ben Clark
Executive Director, Enroot

Ben joined Enroot as Executive Director four years ago after spending most of his career working in international development. Most recently, as Director of Organizational Development for Teach For All, he collaborated closely with the leadership of Teach For All network programs in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe to build high performing, sustainable organizations and set solid foundations for scaling. Ben holds undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Sociology from Principia College and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.