On the week of October 14 -18, 2019, Skyline College hosted a week full of events to support and advocate for undocumented students and community members. Every day had a different theme starting off with a “Tell Your Story” pizza lunch where students shared their poems, thoughts, and stories about how immigration had impacted them, their friends, and their families.
On Tuesday, the Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC), the Dream Center, Latin American Student Organization (L.A.S.O.) and the Filipino Student Union (FSU) partnered up for an Abolish ICE rally which was followed by a Legal Rights Workshop updating students on what is happening with today’s immigration policy.
Wednesday, the Dream Center partnered with ASSC to bring undocumented entrepreneur, Alejandro Flores-Muñoz, to speak about the opportunities for making a living without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) as a business owner. This luncheon talk was followed up by a workshop from the Bay Area Entrepreneurship Center (BAEC) for students to learn how they could start their own businesses.
With “Mental and Emotional Wellness” being Thursday’s theme, the Dream Center and Psychcology services hosted “UndocuTalks” and invited therapy dogs to campus for students to be able to talk and de-stress.
Friday closed with a big reveal of the Library’s Wall of Support for Undocumented Students.
The Dream Center would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated and supported this week full of events. For more updates on future Dream Center programming please follow their Instagram @skyline_dreamcenter or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Article and Photo by Pamela Ortiz Cerda