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Undocumented Student Action Week

Undocumented Student Action Week

Join us for a week full of celebration, education, healing, networking, and resource sharing curated by the Undocu experience. There is something for everyone - UndocuFolx, mixed status folx, allies, and those who want to learn more. We look forward to being in community with you for the 7th Annual Undocumented Student Action Week.
- Eagles DREAMers Club, UndocuDREAMers Program and Workgroup

Saturday, October 14, 2023

In person at @ SJC - Theater, Dance studios and Quad, 12pm - 10pm

The MSJC Dance Department is hosting The Source Festival. This event is being curated by two international dance companies, Dancing Earth and the nurturing spirit of Tala Mai Moana. The Source will showcase special events, workshops, and performances from noon until 9:00 pm. There will be a community break at 4:00 pm, providing an opportunity for everyone to nourish themselves together. Global Majority artists and culture carriers will lead workshops and performances in a multi-sensory, multi-disciplinary indoor and outdoor journey. The core intention of the event revolves around self-love, self-care, and healing through the unique artistic contributions of the featured contributors, including Cahuilla Bird Singers, multiple dance artists, painters, and plant medicine healers.

The event is FREE or by donation. Come for all or part of the all-day event. 
Schedule of events coming soon!

For more information, contact Julie Freeman or Gabriel Carrion-Gonzales or visit

Monday, October 16, 2023

Virtual on website

Hear from our UndocuCommunity here at MSJC as they share their stories.
Visit the Hear My Story website
Visit Dulce Ibarra's Art Exhibit at the San Jacinto Campus. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Dulce Ibarra spoke about her work to our students last fall as one of our featured artists for our online Art Talk events. We had a tremendous response to her talk and had many students and faculty members asking if she could present an exhibition in the gallery. Ibarra has a solo exhibition of her work in the gallery which opened during National Hispanic Heritage Month and close during Undocumented Student Action Week.
In person at @ SJC
Talk will be held in Library, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Reception will follow, room A200, 2:00 - 3:00pm

"Yosimar Reyes is a nationally-acclaimed Poet and Public Speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. The Advocate named Reyes one of "13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World" and Remezcla included Reyes on their list of "10 Up And Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know.""
To learn more about Yosimar, visit
In person @ SJC Quad, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Celebration, Introduction of Club Advisors - Student Led, Program and Workgroup supported. Food - Tacos La Patrona, Florklorico, live band, and introduction of "Hear My Story" Virtual Exhibition.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

In person at SJC room A200,11:00am - 2:00pm

"A biopic about Jose Hernandez and his path from a farm worker to becoming an engineer and an astronaut. A tale of perseverance, community and sacrifice to accomplish a seemingly impossible dream."

In person at SJC room A200, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Space is limited. Please let us know you will be joining us by completing the registration in Cornerstone by Sat, Oct 14, 2023, 4:30pm.

The UndocuAdvocate Workshop is designed for campus administration, faculty, and staff. From the workshop, you will understand the challenges and realities of undocumented student lives and contemporary interventions to connect with undocumented students and their families. The goal being to engender a culture of trust in schools.

Learning Outcomes Include:

  • Equity beyond a status; undocumented students and how to serve them
  • Creating safe and equitable classrooms to thrive 
  • Standardizing language and terminology for prepared California education systems
  • Allyship in action; becoming a campus advocate
  • Intersectional Synergy; how departments can work with their campus Dream Resource Liaisons (DRLs)

To learn more about UndocuScholarsh, LLC you can check out their website -

For specific questions about the event, please contact Heather Jones at If you need accommodations, please contact PD ( at least 5 days prior to the event.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

In person at SJC room A200, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Healing space workshop lead by Undocu Mental Health Professional Mayra Barragan.
To learn more about Mayra, visit

Thursday, October 19, 2023

In person at SJC, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Dream Resouce Centers and Programs at the UCs/CSUs along with Undocu-friendly employers, and professional development organizations centered on the advancement of UndocuCommunities will table for a professional networking opportunity for students, faculty, and staff.
Virtual via Zoom, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hear from past MSJC Alumni on their UndocuExperiences and journies to where they are today. 

Friday, October 20, 2023

In person at SJC, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Communtiy event - workshops, vendors, food, and games.
Main Workshop hosted by UndocuScholars, LLC
An honest, UndocuCulture-Centered presentation with immigrant families to address common fears, misconceptions, and unheard needs. Immigrant families will also learn some key responsibilities they can take on to ensure a successful transition to college for their students. This workshop helps contextualize what college is, what it can do for families, and the challenges that need family support.



Learn about the California Community Colleges Undocumented Student Action Week by visiting their website at


Past Events

October 17
EOPS, UndocuDREAMers & Financial Aid Presentations | 11am -1pm

Come network, eat, and learn with the UndocuDREAMers program, Eagles' DREAM Club, TODEC, and the UndocuDREAMer's Affinity Workgroup. This session will be a hybrid event. Lunch and networking will take place from 11am-12pm at the Menifee Valley Campus in the Courtyard in front of the EOPS/CARE, Guiding Light, and UndocuDREAMers Office - Bldg 250. Then from 12pm-1pm learn about the resources available to UndocuDREAMer students at MSJC with a presentation from EOPS, UndocuDREAMers & Financial Aid


October 18
UndocuTalks with TODEC | 12pm - 1pm

Join us in learning about current legislation, resources, and best practices in supporting Undocufolx in gaining and maintaining employment. This event will take place at the SJC campus in Room 300. 


October 19
UndocuExperience Student Panel:
Alumni and Student Speakers | 5pm - 6:30pm

Join us in a conversation with Alumni and current students to learn more about resources, communities, and all things to know in advocating for and supporting Undocu students from the community college to transfer.
This will be a hybrid event with the in-person location at the Menifee Valley Campus in room 927.


October 20
Art Talk | 12pm - 1pm

This is a special opportunity to hear artist and MSJC associate faculty member Dulce Soledad Ibarra speak about her artwork and career as an artist.  Ibarra is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, educator, and curator with investments in community and identity-emphasized arts and opportunity. As a practicing artist, Ibarra discusses issues of generational guilt, identity, class, labor, displacement, and injustice in sculptures, videos, installations, performances, and participatory work. 


Game Night: Loteria | 5pm - 6:30pm

Lotería is a traditional game of chance, similar to bingo, using cards with images. Every image has a name and an assigned number, but the number is usually ignored. Each player has at least one tabla, a board with a randomly created 4 × 4 grid of pictures with their corresponding name and number. Players choose what tabla they want to play with, from a variety of previously created tablas. Each one presents a different selection of images.


October 21
Art Experience: Unapologetic Resilience & Self-Care | 11am - 12pm

Join in an art experience presented by the Eagle's DREAM Club and MSJC Mental Health Services. We will explore how to care for ourselves unapologetically through art expression.
*Paint canvases and supplies will be available for pick-up throughout the week at each event and in our offices at San Jacinto - Bldg 1100, Rm 1113 and Menifee - Bldg 250.

Monday, October 19
Week of Action Kick-Off Event | 4:30-6pm

Join us as we hear from keynote speaker Julio Salgado. Featuring music by Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, the world's first LGBTQ+ mariachi!

Julio Salgado is the co-founder of DreamersAdrift and the Migrant Storytelling Manager for The Center for Cultural Power. His status as an undocumented, queer artivist has fueled the contents of his visual art, which depict key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act and the migrant rights movement. Undocumented students, organizers and allies across the country have used Salgado’s artwork to call attention to the migrant rights movement.

Salgado is the co-creator of The Disruptors Fellowship, an inaugural fellowship for emerging television writers of color who identify as trans/and or non-binary, disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented immigrants. His work has been displayed at the Oakland Museum, SFMOMA and Smithsonian.  

For more information about Julio visit his website, and follow him on social media @juliosaglado83

For information about Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles visit their website, and follow them on social media @mariachiarcoiris

Tuesday, October 20
Undocumented Students in California
Financial Aid Workshop (English)
Career Exploration Workshop

Wednesday, October 21
Know Your Rights Workshop
Community Organizing 101
Living Undocumented  Screening & Discussion

Thursday, October 22
Supporting Our Dreamers Student Panel
Immigration & Policy Updates
Financial Aid Workshop (Spanish)

Friday, October 23
The winners of the Dreamers Poetry & Art Contest have been chosen! Visit the Art Gallery page to see our winners showcased!