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. This year's theme is Juntos Podemos (Together, We Can): Collaborative Ecosystems that Support Undocumented Students, which recognizes that we must be intentional about integrating undocumented student success throughout our equity initiatives by breaking down silos, creating welcoming campus environments, and advocating for policy solutions that allow undocumented students to achieve economic mobility.
Check out our planned events for the week, and don't forget to register!
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SCC USAW Events
Monday, October 17:
Access to Higher Education - Undocu-Edition
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Click to Register
This workshop will provide an overview of the resources and opportunities available to undocumented students with or without DACA to access post-secondary institutions in the state of CA. We will review current policies and practices.
Tuesday, October 18:
Undocu-Resources @ UC Riverside/UC System
Join to learn more about the resources and programs dedicated to supporting undocumented students at UC Riverside and the overall UC level. Hear from current transfer students and a coordinator as they share tips on how you can feel empowered in your journey to the UC campus.
Wednesday, October 19:
Immigration & the LGBTQ+ Community
Presented by The LGBTQ Center OC. In our session, we will explore the LGBTQ+ and Immigrant communities. As a Lesbian, First generation University graduate with Immigrant parents. Alondra will bring a unique perspective to the intersectionality of these Identities. We will learn LGBTQ+ vocabulary, the current state of DACA in The Courts, and ways to empower our communities.
Undocu-Resources @ CSU Fullerton/CSU System
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Click to Register
Join to learn more about the resources and programs dedicated to supporting undocumented students at CSU Fullerton and the overall CSU level. Hear from the Titan Dreamers Resource Center coordinator as they share tips on how you can feel empowered in your journey to the CSU campus.
Financial Aid Workshop - Learn of opportunities in which you may qualify;
CA DREAM Act Application & DSIG
SCC's Financial Aid Coordinator will provide an overview of the financial aid available for Dreamers/Undocumented students and guidance in completing the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). In addition, the DSIG Program will be reviewed, which is available to students with Cal Grant B awards and affords students the opportunity to perform community or volunteer service hours.
Thursday, October 20:
Breaking Down Walls: Empowering Immigrant Voices
Presented by Erika Gutierrez, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Sociology, this workshop will provide attendees with resources on how to support and empower immigrant voices while combating stigma and xenophobia.
Undocumented Educations: Advancing Equity for Students who are Undocumented and Mixed-Status Families
Immigration policies disrupt the educational experiences and well-being of undocumented students and U.S. citizens with undocumented family members. Dr. Enriquez will provide an overview of the national political landscape these students face and trace how it shapes their educational pathways, on-campus experiences, and overall well-being.
Transfer Panel - Undocu-Edition
4:30: PM - 5:30 PM | Click to Register
In this event, attendees will learn about the transfer process from a student's perspective and their journey in navigating higher education as an undocumented student accessing a 4-year university. Attendees will also get to learn about their current journey in their 4-year institution.
The Chancellor's Office, in collaboration with statewide partners, will host a series of daily webinars designed to raise awareness about the challenges undocumented students continue to face and discuss solutions that support their educational dreams.
When: Monday, October 17, 2022 - Friday, October 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM each day
Where: Virtual via Zoom | Click to Register