Undocu-Week of Action

Undocumented Student Action Week is coming, Save the dates for  October 16 – 20, 2023, UCRC is hosting a Undocu- week of action here at Berkeley city college that is open to all. here are some event that we will be having:


Julissa Arce

Julissa Arce is a best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream (Entre Las Sombras del Sueño Americano) and Someone Like Me (Alguien Como Yo).  She was named one of People en Español’s 25 Most Powerful Women of 2017 and 2019 Woman of the Year by the City of Los Angeles. She is a leading voice in the fights for social justice, immigrant rights and education equality. 



As a writer, I am constantly asked to make my stories more relevant, but relevant to whom? To make them less angry, but it’s not anger that is etched on my words, it is truth.”- Julissa Arce


Monday, Oct. 16 Fire side chat with Julissa Arce  

Location: at Berkeley City College in the Atrium through zoom.(Zoom link will be avalible closer to the date.)

Times At:12:20pm – 1:30pm

This event is: Open to everyone and food is Provided



Other Community Events Taking place On this day

In-Person Event Information

Join the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and our statewide partners on Monday, October 16 for an in-person event at Fresno City College focused on providing holistic support for undocumented students.


Monday, October 16, 20239:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Fresno City College
Old Administration Building – Auditorium
1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741


Those who want to support undocumented students.


This is FREE event. Lunch will be provided

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(If register to one you automatically register to all Events) 

Tin Ornaments

Express you creativity with butterfly tin ornaments, we will all learn on how to create them 


Tuesday, Oct. 17  Arte repujado “Butterfly Tin ornaments” Art, Resistance & Resilience

Location: at Berkeley City College on the 5Th floor student lounge

Times At: 12:20pm – 1:20pm

This event is: Open to everyone and food is Provided



Other Community Events Taking place One this day


Immigrant Visas and How to Access In-State Tuition Webinar

Tuesday, October 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

A guided conversation on nonresident students that have special immigrant visas may be exempted from paying out of state tuition.


Anti-racism: A Student Plan of Action Webinar

Tuesday, October 17 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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(If register to one you automatically register to all Events) 

Immigrant Legal Defense 

The people we serve are the reason we started ILD — people who are long residing members of our communities trying to remain lawfully united with their family members as well as those who recently fled their homes and are seeking protection from harm. In an immigration system designed to limit access, we routinely encounter unjust policy and rulings: barriers to due process. And each day, we meet people who have been systematically deprived of access to full scope representation and for whom immigration relief has remained persistently out of reach. All of our work arises directly from this witness. Driven by these structural injustices we provide direct representation while also working toward systemic change. We form partnerships to expand legal services to people and places long ignored, including rural communities and individuals in detention, and to combine key social services offered through a strong network of community partnerships. What we learn from our clients animates everything we do, from how we deliver services to what litigation and policy advocacy we choose to pursue to which partnerships we form. Led by our clients and in partnership with other advocates, our goal is to reimagine and rebuild an immigration framework freed from the injustice, racism, and cruelty that define the current system. The people we serve are why we started ILD, and are also the reason we keep at it.

Wednesdays, Oct. 18 Immigrant Legal Defense Presents  What’s going on with DACA & Advance Parole webinar

Location: Zoom (zoom link )

Time At:  12pm – 1pm

This event is: Open to everyone



Other Community Events Taking place On this day

Championing Equity through AB 540: Increasing Access for Undocumented Students Webinar

Wednesday, October 18 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Learn about the new groundbreaking, systemwide AB 540 FAQ. This first-of-its-kind tool will allow more effective implementation of this important tuition equity policy across all public higher education systems in California.


Our Stories Are One: We Support Undocumented Students Webinar

Wednesday, October 18 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


From the Shadows to Advocacy in Action: A Case Study on Creating Student-Informed Policy with Undocumented Students Webinar

Wednesday, October 18 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This conversation explores how the California Undocumented Higher Education Coalition engages student advocates in the creation of student-informed policy. We will be sharing our learnings from our Student Policy Initiative and the roots of AB 1393 (Calderon, 2023), a policy which addresses food insecurity among undocumented students. Ultimately, belonging and inclusion can also mean that we work with students to co-create the policies that impact them on a daily basis.

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Carlos Eduardo Espina

Carlos Eduardo Espina is a 24-year-old nonprofit director, activist, and aspiring lawyer who works to uplift the immigrant community through social media content, community organizing, and charitable causes. Carlos was born in Montevideo, Uruguay to a Uruguayan father and a Mexican mother, but immigrated to Texas when he was five years old. Since he was a teenager, Carlos has been involved in community work. In 2017 Carlos founded his first nonprofit, Football for the Future. Through this organization, Carlos and his team provide free soccer and educational camps for hundreds of low-income kids in central Texas. In 2019 Carlos founded his second nonprofit, the Detained Refugee Solidarity Fund. This nonprofit exists to morally and economically support migrants and refugees detained in ICE detention centers throughout the United States. Carlos graduated from Vassar College in 2020 with a degree in Political Science and is currently a Law student at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Carlos is fighting for a better future where true equality and freedom exist and where all marginalized people have the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential, free from state and societal oppression. 

Thursday, Oct. 19 Undocu-Week Key Note Speaker: Carlos Eduardo Espina a Immigrant Rights Activist/Law Student

Location: at Berkeley City College in the Atrium

Time At: 12:20pm – 1:20pm

This event is: Open to everyone and food is Provided


Other Community Events Taking place On this day 

Cultivating Belonging for Undocumented Students in Teaching & Learning Spaces Webinar

Thursday, October 19 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 


Advocacy in Action: Strategies for Local, State and Federal Advocacy Webinar

Thursday, October 19 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Center

UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program (USP) — a component of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence — provides guidance and support to undocumented undergraduate and graduate students at Berkeley. USP practices a holistic, multicultural and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The mental health  support, academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources and extensive campus referral network provided by USP helps students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university, while empowering a sense of belonging. The program’s mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship.


Friday, Oct. 20: Peralta Dreamers Field Trip to UCB

Location: UC Berkeley Undocumented student center

Time At: 12pm

This event is: Open to everyone and food is provided

RSVP for UCB Field Trip

Other Community Events Taking place On this day 

Renewing the Dream – Making Financial Aid Accessible through Policy and Practice

Friday, October 20 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Uplifting the recommendations and practices featured in the Renewing the Dream report & how CSAC will be implement through the CA Dream Act Application.

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