On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Skyline College hosted the District’s 2nd Annual Migration Celebration. The Migration Celebration is a special ceremony to celebrate immigrant, undocumented, mixed-status-family and ally students and honor the special barriers that these students and their families have had to face in their pursuit of higher education.
The evening started with Keynote Speaker, Dean Santos, an undocumented Skyline College Alum and activist in the undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander community. Dean spoke of his fond memories of Skyline College and how much the support he found here helped him. He talked about the struggles of being undocumented and how happy he was to see how far undocumented student support has come at SMCCCD.
After the keynote, each graduating student was able to speak, with most saying heartfelt thank-yous to their family, friends, teachers and staff members who had supported them in their academic journeys. We look forward to the 3rd Annual SMCCCD Migration next Spring!
Article by Pamela Ortiz Cerda