In response to President Donald Trump’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action
for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s
Office has declared October 16-20 DACA Advocacy Week. DACA Advocacy Week is intended
to encourage local advocacy in support of DACA and the over 200,000 young people in
California impacted by the decision to rescind the program.
In the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar
colleges, along with San Diego Continuing Education, will participate in DACA Advocacy
Week by hosting several workshops and informational events, which are free and open
to the public:
Thursday, October 12:
San Diego Continuing Education’s ASB is hosting a free movie screening of Don’t Tell Anyone No Le Digas a Nadie bringing a story of one young woman’s struggle as an undocumented youth. The movie
will be shown at Noon at the Educational Cultural Complex, Room 169. Educational Cultural
Complex, 4343 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego 92113.
San Diego Continuing Education is holding DACA information sessions Oct. 12, 18, and
25 at 2 p.m. Room 103 at the Cesar E. Chavez Campus in Barrio Logan. An informative
session is planned and resources will be shared for those who attend. For further
information, contact Maureen Rubalcaba at (619) 388-4894. Cesar E. Chavez Campus,
1901 Main St., San Diego, 92113.
Friday, October 13:
San Diego Mesa College will host a DACA Information Session, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, I4-207. Casa Cornelia attorney will provide
information and answer question regarding DACA. San Diego Mesa College, 7250 Mesa
College Drive, San Diego, 92111.
San Diego City College’s Student Affairs, AS, and ICC will host a Campus Civility
Training Workshop for Student Leaders from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in MS 140. San Diego City
College, 1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101.
Monday, October 16:
San Diego Mesa College students who are protected under DACA will share their stories
with the campus community during a panel discussion titled Nuestras Voces (Our Voices)
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the AVANZA Engagement Center (I-400). San Diego Mesa
College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.
San Diego Miramar College is holding a workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. in K1-302. In addition,
counselor Randy Claros has been designated the Miramar College DACA adviser. He can
be reached at (619) 388-7840 or email@example.com. San Diego Miramar College, H-105, 10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, 92126.
Tuesday, October 17:
San Diego Mesa College will hold a DACA Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in I4-408.
Students with DACA status can learn about various programs, such as Student Health
Services, Borderless Scholars, RISE and Associated Students, in addition to financial
aid. San Diego Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.
Wednesday, October 18:
San Diego Mesa College presents a How Can You Support DACA Students Information event
in which students, faculty, and staff can learn how they can assist DACA recipients.
The event takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the AVANZA Engagement Center
(I-400). San Diego Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.
Thursday, October 19:
San Diego City College’s Campus Mental Health is sponsoring the event Creating A Safe
Space for Your Mind to assist those affected by the current uncertainty from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. in the AH/BT Quad. San Diego City College, 1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101.
San Diego City College Peer counselors and others will be available from10 a.m. to
1 p.m. in the AH/BT Quad throughout the week to answer questions and direct those
with questions to available resources. San Diego City College, 1313 Park Blvd, San
Nuestras Voces (Our Voices). A San Diego Mesa College panel comprising administrators,
faculty, and staff will lead a discussion in which those who were once undocumented
can share their stories. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the AVANZA Engagement Center (I-400).
San Diego Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, 92111.
The San Diego City College Student Services Council is sponsoring a How to Support
Undocumented Students Workshop from 2 to 3 p.m. in V101. San Diego City College, 1313
Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101.
“The San Diego Community College District is committed to providing every one of our
students access to a quality education, and the SDCCD, its colleges, and Continuing
Education will continue to provide information, including workshops and other academic
support, for DACA students and the larger community to keep them informed about their
options,” said Lynn Neault, the district’s vice chancellor of student services.
On September 14, the SDCCD’s Board of Trustees adopted a resolution expressing its
disagreement and deep concern regarding the decision to terminate the DACA program,
reaffirming the SDCCD's values and procedural support for all students. The resolution
also urges Congress to extend the DACA program and make it permanent. The district
has committed to not release any personally identifiable student information related
to immigration status without a judicial warrant, subpoena, or court order, unless
authorized by the student or required by law. In addition, the district has long had
a policy against assisting federal immigration officials with immigration enforcement,
and college police are directed to request federal immigration officials to cease
any activity on campus that has or appears likely to cause a disturbance, interferes
with regular campus activities, or has or appears likely to result in harm to persons
or property otherwise lawfully present on campus.
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