Latina South welcomes Dr. Betina Kaplan. Dr. Betina Kaplan teaches Latin American cultures and literatures at the University of Georgia. In 2010 she became angered by the policies banning undocumented students from the top 5 public universities in Georgia. Betina shares how anger inspired her to take action—she became part of the founding group of Freedom University in Atlanta, a safe space for undocumented students to continue their education. In 2014, she also co-founded ULead Athens, a volunteer organization enabling college access for immigrant students and students from immigrant families–where she continues her work today.
“Anger is the spark. You know, anger is good sometimes. It’s good if it moves you to action.” – Dr. Betina Kaplan, Co-founder, ULead Athens