DACA supporters hold protest signs

District supports undocumented students with Week of Action

October 9, 2018 | San Diego Community College District

San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges along with San Diego Continuing Education are launching an ‘Undocumented Students Week of Action’ starting October 15, the latest initiative to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into federal law. 

California is home to more than 220,000 residents currently protected through the DACA program.

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors declared Oct. 15-19 Undocumented Students Week of Action when it met September 17 just a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border at Southwestern College in Chula Vista. The Week of Action is a statewide, student-led campaign to advocate for creating a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, along with supporting all undocumented students through institutional practices and connecting with community resources.

These are highlighted events happening throughout the SDCCD.

City College

Monday Oct. 15
UndocuStories - An undocumented student panel, at 11 a.m. in Room 462 of the Mathematics and Social Sciences Building (MS-462)

Tuesday Oct. 16
Migrations and Mariposas Zine Workshop
- Facilitated by Visionary Feminists, 11 a.m. in the SUBIR Cultural Center/ Dreamer Resource Center in the Arts & Humanities Building (Room AH200-A)

Wednesday Oct. 17
We Support  DREAMers Event - Show your support of undocumented students, 11 a.m., Lower Plaza of the Arts & Humanities Building (outside at 16th & C Streets)

"Demandando a la Presidencia" - Presentation by Dulce Garcia, SD Border Dreamer Director, DACA recipient, immigration lawyer, and City College alumna, 12:45 p.m.   in Room 162 of the Mathematics and Social Sciences Building (MS-162)

Thursday, Oct. 18
Know Your Rights Immigration Workshop at 12:45 p.m. in Room 462 of the Mathematics and Social Sciences Building (MS-462). 

"Letters from our Elders" - FREE Documentary Film Screening and Panel with BuenPaso Collective filmmakers highlighting stories of local immigrants and DACA recipients, 2:30 p.m., in Room 162 of the Mathematics and Social Sciences Building (MS-162).

Mesa College

Thursday, Oct. 11
Undocumented Student Conference
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room MC 211 A/B. Conference will include Know Your Rights information and support offered in the community and on campus. Request for accommodations and questions: MesaProyectoExito@sdccd.edu or 619-388-2995.

Monday, Oct. 15
Film screening of "Documented"
and discussion on undocumented immigrants from 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. in MC 211 A/B.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Know Your Legal Rights
- Webinar at noon to review on- and off-campus resources for undocumented students in Room MC-211.

Thursday, Oct. 18
Rapid Response Network undocumented community advocacy program presentations from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room MC-211.

Friday, Oct. 19
Attorney Amie Scully will offer a Know Your Rights information session and provide updates on DACA-related policy changes from noon to 2 p.m. in Room MC-211.

Miramar College

Four-day postcard-writing campaign aimed at lobbying legislators to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Students, faculty, and staff can take part in the campaign from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15 through Thursday, Oct. 18 in the K-1 Building. Miramar College is at 10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, 92126.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 
Know Your Rights webinar from 11am to noon in K1-202. This webinar will discuss protecting undocumented student rights.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Resources for transferring to a 4-year institution will be available for undocumented students at the college’s annual Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Compass Point.

Continuing Education

Thursday, Oct. 18
Supporting Undocumented Students to Success Beyond the Classroom
session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego, 92113. Juanita Ledesma, Acting Dean of Career & College Transition, will detail how students can make informed decisions on career and educational programs.

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