Undocumented Student Action Week

October 19-23, 2020

Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW) Purpose

The purpose of USAW at North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) is to provide support, resources, and learning opportunities to our undocumented student population and districtwide community. Through this districtwide week-long campaign we aim to foster a welcoming environment for all students regardless of their immigration status. Grads to Be Programs at Cypress College, Fullerton College, and North Orange Continuation Education (NOCE) staff have combined efforts to provide the NOCCCD  community with this year’s USAW. You can register for our virtual events below.

At the state level, this is the 4th year an Undocumented Student Action Week, is held. During the week of October 19-23, 2020, California’s community colleges are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state. 

If you are interested in events held state-wide please visit the Community College League of California website for more information.

USAW at the statewide level is led by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), the Community College League of California (League), the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC), Immigrants Rising, California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), the California Undocumented Higher Education Coalition, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC), and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC)

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Undocumented Student Action Week at NOCCCD Kick-Off Event (Monday, October 19, 2020 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Presenters: Grads to Be (G2B) Program Staff Across NOCCCD

Description: In our kick-off event, we virtually welcome students to Undocumented Student Action Week at NOCCCD. Short welcome videos from our NOCCCD Chancellor,  our Presidents at Cypress, Fullerton Colleges, and North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) will be featured. There will be an overview of events happening across NOCCCD and statewide. Lastly, services and resources on the G2B websites will be highlighted.

Target Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Students

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UndocuAlly Training Part 1 - Foundational Knowledge (Monday, October 19, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Presenters: Julio Reyes Cabezas, Grads to Be Program Student Services Specialist, Fullerton College and Thomas Choe, Grads to Be Program Academic Counselor, Fullerton College

Description: This training will inform and educate different stakeholders across the district about the undocumented student experience by providing participants with foundational information about the undocumented community. This training is part 1 of the UndocuAlly Training Series. 

Target Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Student Employees, Student Leaders

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Healthcare Resources for Undocumented Students ( Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Presenter: Hilda Rivera, Grads to Be Program Coordinator,  North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE)

Description: Understanding healthcare opportunities as an undocumented individual can be challenging. Under current living circumstances, we live in a state of constant uncertainty and have learned the importance of taking care of ourselves and our families. Now more than ever, it is important to learn how to access healthcare opportunities and resources available to the undocumented community.

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

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Undocumented Student Transfer Panel (Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Facilitator: AnnMarie Ruelas, EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars & Grads to Be Program Director, Cypress College

Panelists: Undocumented Students who have transferred from Cypress College, Fullerton College, and NOCE to 4 year univiersties

Description: A majority of undocumented students are pipelined to the community college system due to the financial, professional, and circumstantial challenges they face. Additionally, experiencing imposter syndrome, academic rigor, and other challenges of life can create a sense of not belonging. Through this panel, we aim to dismantle challenges by exposing participants to experiences and strategies developed by former NOCCCD students who transferred to 4-year universities. 

Target Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff, Students

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Entrepreneurship Resources for Undocumented Students (Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm)

Presenter: Denise Mora, Career Resource Center Coordinator, NOCE and Julio Reyes Cabezas, Grads to Be Program Student Services Specialist, Fullerton College

Description: Working opportunities for undocumented individuals are limited. These limitations are prevalent among individuals who do not have access to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protection Status (TPS), and other immigration statuses that provide a work permit. In this presentation, we aim to explore an alternative avenue to employment, entrepreneurship. We will feature resources and opportunities available at NOCCCD and beyond. 

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

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Know Your Rights Workshop (Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Presenter: Monica Crooms Mkhikian, Attorney, U.S. Immigration Law, LLP

Description: Undocumented individuals have rights! The undocumented community often lives in constant fear of family separation through detainment and deportation. It is critical to become informed on what to do if one encounters an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer at home and in public places. Through this workshop, we aim to inform and equip participants with the necessary tools and procedures to take when an ICE encounter arises.

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

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Financial Aid Overview (Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am)

 Presenters: Juliana Zaragoza, Financial Aid Technician, Cypress College and Nai Saeteurn, Financial Aid Coordinator, Cypress College

 

Description: Cypress College Financial Aid staff will provide an overview of the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). They will also be available to answer questions regarding CADAA, the cal grant, and other financial opportunities. The 2020 – 2021 CADAA opened October 1st and the deadline is March 2nd.

Target Audience: Students

No Registration needed, please log on to the following link at the date and time of event: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95817208943?pwd=MzZBajdJNXR1UzRpZVNLa3NkeFVaUT09 | Passcode: 834671

UndocuAlly Training Part 1 - Foundational Knowledge (Friday, October 23, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Presenters: Julio Reyes Cabezas, Grads to Be Program Student Services Specialist, Fullerton College and Thomas Choe, Grads to Be Program Academic Counselor, Fullerton College

Description: This training will inform and educate different stakeholders across the district about the undocumented student experience by providing participants with foundational information about the undocumented community. This training is part 1 of the UndocuAlly Training Series.  

Target Audience: Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  Student Leaders, Student Staff

Register Here

Marketing Materials

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Professional Development Opportunities

More ways to get involved with the undocumented community during and after USAW