Undocumented Student Action Week 2021

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October 18, 2021

Commemorating 20 Years of CA’s Landmark Legislation: A Celebration & Call to Action of AB 540

Immigrants Rising and Chancellor’s Office

In partnership with the Chancellor's Office, Immigrants Rising hosted a virtual conference bringing together legislators, administrators, educators, students, and community members from across California to celebrate the successes created through AB 540. The conference commemorated this important legislation and highlighted institutional support efforts.

Conference Recordings: https://immigrantsrising.org/20-year-anniversary-ab-540-conference/

October 18, 2021

Building Bridges: Systemic Solutions to Support Undocumented Students

Immigrants Rising and Chancellor’s Office

2021 marks the twentieth anniversary of Assembly Bill 540, the landmark legislation that opened the doors of higher education to thousands of undocumented students by removing the burden of out-of-state tuition. A special conversation featuring Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales, Chancellor Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President Dr. Michael V. Drake, and President Kristen Soares highlighted systemwide efforts to support AB 540 students and discussed shared commitments to continue addressing challenges that remain to support the success of all of our undocumented students.

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October 19, 2021

Equitable Student-centered Design to Ensure Undocumented Student Success

Chancellor’s Office

This webinar covered how different programs and services, including financial aid and counseling, can be integrated to support undocumented students.

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 October 20, 2021

Innovative Uses of Funds to Support  Undocumented Students

Chancellor’s Office

This webinar focused on the importance of intentional, evidence-based practices to use state investments to support student success. A brief introduction to the state policies that provide these funds (SEAP, AB 1645) was shared and reminded the audience of the purpose of these policies. Shared examples of colleges that are using the dollars to meet the intent and spirit of those policies.

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October 21, 2021

Effectively Using Data in a Complex Environment

Chancellor’s Office

This webinar focused 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.? The session elevated existing and new data that can be used to inform evidence-based decision-making as we continuously improve programs, policies, and practices.

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October 21, 2021

"Why Latinos Don't Talk About Mental Health"

Latino Service Providers

Why Latinos Don't Talk About Mental Health" is an interactive workshop where the Latino Service Providers Youth Promotores will dive into the barriers that keep the Latino community from accessing mental health care services.

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October 22, 2021

Policy Context: Undocumented Student Rights & Resources Chancellor’s Office

This webinar provided an overview of state, federal, and institutional policies and resources that serve to benefit undocumented students on their educational journey. Specific topics included AB 540/SB 68, the California Dream Act,  Dreamer Resource Centers, and Immigration Legal Services.

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October 22, 2021

DACA & Immigration Solutions for Undocumented Students VIDAS & Dream Center SRJC presented by Latinx Faculty/Staff Association (LFSA)

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program was created in 2012 to provide relief from deportation and certain immigration benefits to those who entered the U.S. as children. Many of our students benefit from DACA, but the program has been threatened due to attempts to terminate it and court injunctions. Learn about the latest updates and information about DACA and other immigration solutions for our undocumented students.

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