SDCCD sponsoring Undocumented Student Action Week events

October 15, 2020 | San Diego Community College District

San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, and San Diego Continuing Education are joining the statewide Undocumented Student Action Week with online discussions, films, and legal forums in support of student immigrants beginning October 19.

This is the fourth annual Student Action Week organized in partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Community College League of California, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Immigrants Rising, and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges.

Among the numerous events, which are free and open to the public:

Monday, October 19

10 to 11 a.m.
“Financial Aid Update: Successfully Paying for College as an Undocumented Student in California”
This webinar will share important tips for students who are undocumented or come from a mixed-status family.
Register here.

Noon to 1 p.m.
Why entrepreneurship might be an option for you
Zoom ID: 92888303197 Password: DREAM

Noon to 1 p.m.
Navigating scholarships as an undocumented student
How to find scholarships open to undocumented students!
Zoom ID: 5591351739

3 to 4 p.m.
Navigating LinkedIn as a first-generation student
Learn about the use of LinkedIn and how it can help you find your perfect job! How to make your profile stand out.
Zoom ID: 5591351739 

Tuesday, October 20

10 to 11 a.m.
“A Conversation on Current State and Federal Immigration Policies”
This webinar will highlight and share the current state of affairs of immigration policies of the Trump administration and what the State California is doing to increase support to the immigrant community.
Register here.

1 to 2 p.m.
Institutionalization forum
Zoom ID: 990 6787 6233

1 to 2 p.m.
“Naturalization 101: How to Become a U.S. Citizen”
Learn about the naturalization process, including how applicants are screened, submitting the N-400 form, and preparing for the naturalization interview.
Register here

2 to 3 p.m.
“Undocu-Leadership Opportunities: Setting Yourself up for Success by Building Community and Professional Skills”
Hear directly from undocumented and mixed-status students as they discuss the advantages of being involved on campus, attending conferences, and how to find a mentor.
Register here.

2 to 3:30 p.m.
Undocu-ally training 101
Learn how to become an undocu-ally! Presented by the Borderless Scholars team.
Zoom ID: 939 6770 1686

3 to 4 p.m.
“Students for Students – Immigrant Support Program PATHWAYS Community Forum” (Spanish)
This student-led forum sponsored by San Diego Continuing Education allows for students to share experiences, resources, self-care tips, and more.
Register here.

5 to 6 p.m.
“Get Your UndocuHustle On”
The #UndocuHustle refers to the entrepreneurial spirit at the heart of the immigrant experience. This presentation will walk you through the UndocuHustle Learning Hub and provide you with the tools to get your UndocuHustle on.
Register here.

Wednesday, October 21

10 to 11 a.m.
Counseling Faculty Track
“Equity Beyond A Status, Undocumented Students and How to Serve Them”
Register here.

Noon to 1 p.m.
“UndocuJoy Loteria”
Join us during your lunch break as we play Loteria.
More information.

1 to 2 p.m.
Transfer Workshop
Learn about the transfer process from our San Diego Community College District.
Contact Sandy Gonzales for Zoom ID at sgonzalez@sdccd.edu

2 to 3 p.m.
“What’s Next After Community College?”
A panel of undocumented community college students will share their experiences transferring to a four-year university and how they were able to use their associate or certificate degree to advance their career or become an entrepreneur.
Register here.

2 to 3 p.m.
Wellness Wednesday with mental health
Zoom ID: 94159348478 *Password: WW

3 to 4 p.m.
Self-care workshop
Zoom ID: 972 19381196 *Passcode: 662977

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
Alliance San Diego Public Charge Workshop
Learn about resources available to the community and what this rule means.
Zoom ID: 83349748176

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Wellness gatherings for undocumented young people
Hosted by Immigrant Rising, Wellness Gatherings help undocumented young people
stay grounded and connected to one another.
Register here.

5 to 6 p.m.
“Wellness Gathering”
Hosted by Immigrants Rising, this Wellness Gathering is aimed at helping younger undocumented members of our community stay grounded and connected to one another.
Register here.

Thursday, October 22

10 to 11 a.m.
Adminstrator track
“Undocumented Student Supports: Building Institutional Infrastructure”
Register here.

11 a.m. to Noon
Undocu-Joy Movie Screening
Take your lunch break with us and join us as we watch “Beyond the Dream”!
Zoom ID: 5591351739

Noon to 1 p.m.
“Public Charge”
The redefinition of Public Charge has caused many people to stop seeking government aid for life’s essentials. During this presentation, presented by Jewish Family Services of San Diego, the Higher Education Legal Services Team will provide the latest on the Public Charge rule, who it applies to and what it impacts.
Register here.

2 to 3 p.m.
Faculty Track
“Equitable Classroom Practices”
Register here.

2 to 3 p.m.
What can career services do for a dreamer like me?
Zoom ID: 97813530386 *Password: DREAM

2 to 3:30 p.m.
Undocu-ally training 101
Learn how to become an undocu-ally! Presented by the Borderless Scholars team.
Zoom ID: 939 6770 1686

Friday, October 23

10 to 11 a.m.
Fit Friday
Zoom ID: 97110196445 *Password: DREAM

10 to 11 a.m.
Undocu-liaison and classified staff track
“Going Viral: Best Practices for Outreaching to Undocumented Students in a Virtual Era”
Register here.

11 a.m. to Noon
Undocu-joy Movie Screening
Take your lunch break with us and join us as we watch “ROCÍO”!
Zoom ID: 5591351739

11:00 a.m. to Noon
Undocutraining with Miramar
Zoom ID: 93745893826 *Password: DREAM

3 to 4. p.m.
Undocu-joy Loteria
Join us as we close the Undocumented Student Action Week with a game of loteria!
Zoom ID: 5591351739

In addition, Miramar College is holding a “Dreaming Out Loud” Zoom event (ID# 928 965 6022; password is DREAM) at 11 a.m. on November 5 and December 3. This workshop offers an open dialogue with Dreamers and their allies.

Several San Diego Community College District Week of Action events are funded through a California Campus Catalyst Fund grant to bolster support for undocumented students and their families. The grant has been critical in establishing a Dreamer Support Program responsible for community outreach and engagement while tracking the academic success of the undocumented students enrolled at the SDCCD; expanding Dreamer Resource Centers at City and Mesa colleges and establishing a Dreamer Resource Center at Miramar College; conducting an annual districtwide Student Empowerment Conference comprising more than 15 workshops attended by more than 250 participants; providing more than 300 hours of individualized legal services for students; and boosting the number of students filing AB 540 affidavits and Dream Act applications.

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