Undocumented Students Week of Action
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
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.
Building an Inclusive Community for Undocumented Students, A Conversation with Sonia
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.
Conversations 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
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.