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We Stand With Our Undocumented Students

Join us for Undocumented Student Action Week!

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USAW will be held from October 19th through October 23rd. It is celebrated CCC system wide as a campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population. 

This year the Action Week partners will offer the following audience targeted webinars open to the system. To register click on the links below.

For Students
​For Staff and Faculty
Financial Aid Update

Live Monday, October 19, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"Successfully Paying for College as an Undocumented Student in CA 

Target audience: Open to Everyone

Register Now

Kick-Off Event: Chancellor's Office System Webinar

Live Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The California Community College System and its partners will introduce this year's USAW activities, discuss the 2020 theme, and explain our advocacy actions. This webinar will set the tone for the week and encourage all to participate.

Target audience: UndocuCenter Coordinators/UndocuLiaisons, Student Leaders, Counselors, Administrators Register Now

Policy Update

Live Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"A Conversation on Current State and Federal Immigration Policies"

Target audience: Open to Everyone

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Live Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"Equity Beyond A Status, Undocumented Students and How to Serve Them"

Target audience: Faculty Counselors, Career Center Staff, Success Coaches, Transfers Center Staff

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Live Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"Undocu-Leadership Opportunities: Setting Yourself up for Success by Building Community & Professional Skills"

Target audience: Students

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Live Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"Undocumented Student Supports: Building Institutional Infrastructure"

Target audience: Administrators and Trustees

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Live Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"What's Next After Community College? Transferring & Workforce Opportunities"

Target audience: Students

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Live Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

"Equitable Classroom Practices"

Target audience: Faculty

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Pre-Recorded Webinar: Accessing Reputable Legal Support
Learn about the information and tools you can use to explore your immigration options. Get resources on ways you can protect yourself and your family from deportation. Watch here
Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

"Going Viral: Best Practices for Outreaching to Undocumented Students in a Virtual Era"

Target audience: Undocumented Student Center Coordinator/UndocuLiaison, Classified Staff and community members

Register Now

Pre-Recorded Webinar: Paying for College: Financial Aid & Scholarships 
Knowing how to pay for college is one of the biggest problems that prevent undocumented students from entering or staying in college. Learn how to successfully apply for and receive all financial aid and scholarships for which you are eligible. Watch here
Pre-Recorded Webinar:Protecting Student Data: Legal Responsibilities & Connecting Students To Resources
Learn from LACCD's district-wide model about how they safely identify and effectively outreach to all undocumented students while protecting student data. Get tips & tools to implement this on your campus.
Watch here
Pre-Recorded Webinar: Thriving with Fear & Building Resilience
A panel of undocumented youth leaders share strategies for harnessing fear through art, therapy and resistance.
Watch here
Pre-Recorded Webinar: Creating Safe Spaces on Campus: UndocuTalks Toolkit
Increase the concentric circles of safety and care available for undocumented students on your campus through personal reflection, UndocuTalks, professional development and the new Mental Health Connector, created by Immigrants Rising.
Watch here
Pre-Recorded Webinar: Healing Through Art: The Emotional Expression of Art in Social Justice 
Learn how the undocumented youth movement historically used art and politics together to create activism: an outlet for the expression of the challenges of being undocumented in America. You will also be able to participate in art making.
Watch here
Pre-Recorded Webinar: Increasing Support for Undocumented Students at the CCCs Training Module
Get a sneak peek at the brand new system wide training module created by the CCC Dreamers Project to increase support for undocumented students at California Community Colleges. Find out about this easy to access online tool, which is available anytime, to be able to effectively enlist other educators, administrators, and staff on your campus to complete the training.
Watch here

(last updated 10/6/2020 - We will regularly update this page with more information. Please make sure to check OCC's official COVID-19 Student Resource and FAQ page for campus wide updates and resources.)

It is our goal to keep our students, staff and the community as safe as possible while providing continued service during this critical time by limiting exposure to the COVID-19 virus. You may reach the Undocumented Student Program via email. Follow us on instagram @occundocuscholars for social media updates. 

You may also speak with Mextli Lopez, our UndocuScholars Professional Expert via Video Chat. Click here to see if Mextli is online! We will available in-person once campus re-opens.

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