Undocumented Student Action Week

Undocumented Student Action Week


12:15 pm-1:15 pm

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We are so excited to announce Undocumented Students Action Week starts Monday, October 17th, 22! This year Undocumented Community Resource Center will intentionally center our undocumented community here at Berkeley City College and our mission is to create a safe and welcoming space in every program. Be sure to visit the library which will feature a special book exhibit with undocumented community stories. 

This year is the Sixth Annual Undocumented Student Action Week. The California Community College system enrolls the largest population of undocumented students of any segment of public higher education. When undocumented immigrants can pursue their career and professional goals free of institutional barriers and discrimination, they are able to reach their educational goals and, in turn, contribute to the improvement of their communities and our economy.

 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 equity initiatives. We must collectively engage in this critical work not just during Action Week, but every day of the year. 

In that spirit, we have a special week planned: 

Monday- Friday: Stop by the UCRC table to share your immigration story

9 am- 12 pm ( Pastries and orange juice will be provided)

Join Us TODAY, Monday, October 17th:  Join us for a Platica with author

Julissa Arce 

12:15-1:15 Auditorium, lunch will be provided. 

Tuesday: Becoming a Leader with Eva Jimenez Norther Regional Organizer from Chirla

 Atrium 12:15- 1:15 pm (Food will be provided)

Wednesday: Undocumented Community Resource center Counselors will engage faculty, administrators, and staff in Undocu-solidarity Seminar.  Flex Day! 1:00-2:10 pm (Zoom Link)

Undocumented Students Solidarity Seminar Luis Chavez & Angelica Pena 

In this session, we will be exchanging experiences and ideas to identify actions that we all can take as a community to explore and support our BCC Undocumented Community. We recognize that instructional faculty and classified professionals are not all counselors, but there are many different approaches and emerging practices you can take to be a strong ally to the undocumented community. What is key is that undocumented students need to be seen, heard, and understood. They need to feel your humanity and authenticity. The simple act of just listening and keeping an open mind and heart is a place to start. Juntos Podemos (Together, We Can)!

Thursday: Meet and Greet Undocumented Community Resource Center First Floor inside of the Learning Center 12:15-1:15 pm (Lunch will be provided)

Friday: Statewide Undocu-webinar Watch Party “Juntos Podemos” 9-10 am student lounge (Lunch will be provided) 

En Solidaridad, 

Undocumented Community Resource Center