Undocumented Student Action Week
Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) is a system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support and resources for our undocumented student population. All are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state.
Check out events we have planned for the week and don't forget to register!
Questions? Please contact the Undocu-Scholars Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Monday, October 18: Legal Protection for Immigrant Communities
20 Year Anniversary AB 540 Conference
In partnership with the Chancellor's Office, Immigrants Rising is hosting a virtual conference that will bring together legislators, administrators, educators, students, and community members from across California to celebrate the successes created through AB 540. Join to commemorate this important legislation and highlight institutional support efforts — as well as build a statewide plan to reduce barriers and propose legislative solutions.
Urge Congress to Support DACA Students in the Budget Reconciliation Plan Phone Banking Session
During this event you will have the opportunity to take actionable steps to support DACA students. Join in the call to action to urge Congress for their support.
Legal Options for Students Who are Undocumented and Legislation Update
Join TODEC Legal Center to learn about the legal options available to undocumented students while getting critical legislation updates impacting immigrant communities.
Tuesday, October 19: Empowerment
UndocuResources at UC Irvine
Join UCI’s DREAM Center and Transfer Student Center to learn more about the resources and programs dedicated to supporting undocumented students. Hear from current students and a counselor as they share tips on how you can feel empowered in your journey to apply to a UC.
Equitable Student-Centered Design to Ensure Undocumented Student Success
Presented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, this webinar will cover how different programs and services, including financial aid and counseling, can be integrated to support undocumented students.
Wednesday, October 20: Higher Education Funding Opportunities
Scholarship Opportunities for Undocumented Students
Presented by Nandini Puri, SAC Scholarship Office, this workshop students will learn how to conduct a successful scholarship search, take away invaluable resources for finding scholarship opportunities, and learn helpful tips on using the internet to research scholarship. Students will also learn about scholarship available at SAC and SCC.
Innovative Uses of Funds to Support Undocumented Students
Presented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, this webinar will focus on the importance of intentional, evidenced-based practices to use state investments to support student success. We will share a brief introduction to the state policies that provide these funds (SEAP, AB 1645) and remind our audience of the purpose of these policies. Then we will share examples of colleges that are using the dollars to meet the intent and spirit of those policies.
DREAM Act 101 Information & Application Workshop
Presented by SAC Financial Aid Office, this workshop will provide an overview of the CA DREAM Act Application in addition to other financial aid opportunities available to undocumented students to fund their education. Note: Please bring your parent's 2020 federal tax return and W-2's. If you worked in 2020, also bring your 2020 federal tax return and W-2's.
Thursday, October 21: Advocacy Campaign
Effectively Using Data in a Complex Environment
Presented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, this webinar will focus on the importance of ensuring that undocumented students have equitable access to effective resources and programming, while also acknowledging concerns around anonymity. The goal is to prioritize students by identifying data collection and evaluation approaches that need not rely on unitary student-level data. Which strategies and methodologies can leaders use to meaningfully assess the effectiveness of Dream Resource Centers & Liaisons, AB 540, etc.? This session will also elevate existing and new data that can be used to inform evidence-based decision-making as we continuously improve programs, policies, and practices.
Immigration in the LGBTQ+ Community
Presented by The LGBTQ Center OC. In our session, we will cover current state of LGBTQ and immigrant communities. As a Gay, DACA recipient, the facilitator will bring a unique perspective into the intersectionality of these Identities. We will learn LGBTQ vocabulary, and ways to empower our communities.
Friday, October 22: Professional Development
A New Way to Change the Narrative: Immigration and Beyond
Presented by Julissa Arce, National Best Selling Author, Speaker, Social Justice Advocate, and former Wall Street Executive and moderated by Gerardo Contreras. A new way to change the narrative: immigration and beyond presented by Julissa Arce is a writer, activist, and social changemaker, this workshop will provide faculty, staff, and community members with resources and actionable items to support undocumented communities.
Policy Context: Undocumented Student Rights & Resources
Presented by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, this webinar will provide an overview of state, federal, and institutional policies and resources that serve to benefit undocumented students on their educational journey. Specific topics will include AB 540/SB 68, the California Dream Act, Dreamer Resource Centers, and Immigration Legal Services.