Undocumented Students Week of Action

Oct 12
undocumented students action week

The fifth annual Undocumented Student Action Week will be held October 18-22, 2021. In the last five years, California Community College's collective budget and legislative advocacy during Undocumented Student Action Week has led to funding for Dream Resource Centers and Liaisons, the establishment of an Immigration Legal Services Project, the expansion of AB 540 eligibility and the protection of DACA. We know all too well that change is important every day of the year, not just during action week. This year’s theme, “Change in Action” empowers us to engage in state, federal and local action to support undocumented students in their goal of earning a college education. We must think about the ways we can cultivate and empower change that is long lasting. Please join RCC in one of the many events and webinars that will be hosted throughout the week. 

Full List of Events

CA DREAM Act Presentation 
October 18,  11 am – Noon

DACA/ Immigration/ Legal Services updates
October 19, 1 - 2 pm 
Presentation by TODEC Legal

Am I Eligible for DACA?
October 19,  2 – 3 pm
Overview of the eligibility requirements for DACA presented by TODEC Legal https://tinyurl.com/USAW21DACA

Allyship, Advocacy and Activism
October 20, 1 – 2 pm
We will hear from Assembly member Jose Medina and learn how we can use our voice and vote to help make CA and our community college and inclusive place for all students. Presented by Jose Medina. 

Sonia NazarioBuilding an Inclusive Community for Undocumented Students, A Conversation with Sonia Nazario
October 21, 12:50 – 1:50 pm 
As part of the Undocumented Student Action Week, Sonia Nazario, a Pulitzer Prize award-winning journalist and author of “Enrique’s Journey”, will join RCC in a virtual event that provides space to learn about complex immigration issues, the challenges many immigrant children face coming to the U.S. and once here, and how to create a kind and inclusive community on campus that welcomes and supports them. Presented by Sonia Nazario. 

Sonia NazarioConversations with Sonia Nazario on Building a Career
October 21, 3 – 4 pm
In the second part of Ms. Nazario’s talk, she will focus on RCC students and discuss her career path, journalism, and the life changing decision to become an advocate for immigrants.  Students will have space and time to ask Ms. Nazario questions about her work, her educational journey, and her career path. Presented by Sonia Nazario. https://tinyurl.com/USAW21sonia

Know Your Rights 
October 22, noon  – 1 pm
Presentation by TODEC Legal

Best Practices in the Classroom & on Campus
October 22, 1 – 2 pm
This workshop will provide a space to consider the barriers faced by our undocumented students and come up with actionable ways to recognize and address those barriers in an equitable classroom and campus.