Educators encouraged to support undocumented studentscsudhbulletin November 17, 2017 0 COMMENTS
By Eduardo Landa
National Educators Coming Out Day events will continue through Nov. 17 in support of campus Dreamers.
Coming Out Day encourages faculty to publicly support undocumented students.
The events highlight the different struggles undocumented students face and explore ways the university can help with supporting these students, according to an email sent to all students.
There are seven campus events throughout the week, each with different topics of discussion.
The first event was the “UndocuConference” on Nov. 11. This was a one-day conference, where participants discussed the different ways to support undocumented students.
On Nov. 14, there was a “Tabling Event & Awareness Rally” held by the Toro Dreamers Success Center, Undocumented Student Ally Coalition and the E.N.F — An Immigrant Student Alliance.
On Nov. 15, there was “The Social Potluck Mixer,” where students interacted while enjoying food.
“The Undocutalk,” where students share their stories and both educators and students discuss how they can change policy to improve access to education, will take place Nov. 16.
The last event, Nov. 17, is the “Undocu Ally Training Event.” It will be held at Claudia Hampton Hall WH-165D and teach attendees “the challenges undocumented students’ face, the policies that impact these students, best practices and more.”
On Tuesday Nov. 11 there was a Healing Circle, where students can talk about how issues regarding immigration has affected them.