Serving the largest number of undocumented students in the state, California Community Colleges are committed to serving ALL students, regardless of immigration status. In its 4th year, Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW), October 19-23, 2020, is a system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population. During the week, California’s community colleges are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state.
California Community Colleges - 7 Actions for Undocumented Student Action Week
Undocumented Student Action Week (USAW), October 19-23, 2020, is next week. As a system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented students, we hope you will join us in our efforts. During the week, California Community Colleges are encouraged to take action.
Here are 7 ways you can take action in solidarity with undocumented students:
1. Register for Webinars
This year, Action Week includes a series of audience targeted webinars open to the California Community College system. We encourage you to (1) plan to participate in webinars specific to your needs and (2) share this webinar list widely.
2. Use Our Online Advocacy Form
Regardless of your immigration status, contact your federal and state representatives. It only takes a few minutes. To advocate for undocumented students, use the following link and share it with others: Online Advocacy Form
6. Join #EquityChat on Twitter Wednesday Oct. 21, @ 5PM
The Twitter #EquityChat will be held Wednesday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. Follow the Equity Avengers @iamkeithcurry and @SDMesaPrez to join the conversation.
7. Encourage allies and others to vote!
For information about the 2020 General Election, visit the Secretary of State's website at vote.ca.gov.
Additional Resources: USAW 2020 Toolkit
The 2020 Undocumented Student Action Week Toolkit includes marketing, advocacy, and resource materials that you and your campus can use to show your support for undocumented students. Download social media and Zoom graphics, talking points, advocacy meeting tools, a press release template, and many more tools.