MSJC begins Undocumented Student Action Week

By Edward Landeros

October 19, 2020 12:55 p.m.

Graphic design with an orange and purple background with white text on the left that reads: "Undocumented Student, Oct. 19-23, Week of Action." On the right there is a graphic design of an orange, black and yellow butterfly in front of the planet Earth. There is also the logo for Mt. San Jacinto college in the bottom right.
MSJC Undocumented Student Week of Action. Source: MSJC

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Mt. San Jacinto College, along with California Community Colleges across the state, recognize the week of Oct. 19, 2020 as this year’s Undocumented Student Action Week.

According to the Community College League of California, the USAW is a “system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population.”

The initiative encourages community colleges in California to raise awareness for the cause and advocate with programs and events for the week.

Here are the events students may look forward to at MSJC:

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Mt. San Jacinto College, junto con los colegios comunitarios de California en todo el estado, reconocen la semana del 19 de octubre de 2020 como la Semana de Acción de Estudiantes Indocumentados de este año.

Según la Liga de Colegios Comunitarios de California, la USAW es una “campaña de todo el sistema para defender y proporcionar recursos de apoyo para nuestra población de estudiantes indocumentados”.

La iniciativa alienta a los colegios comunitarios de California a crear conciencia sobre la causa y promover programas y eventos de la semana.

Estos son los eventos que los estudiantes pueden esperar en MSJC:

Monday, October 19

Week of Action Kick-Off Event (via Youtube) | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Featured keynote speaker Julio Salgado and music from Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles, the world’s first LGBTQ+ mariachi.

Julio Salgado is the co-founder of DreamersAdrift, a project that uses art, videography, poetry and other forms of media to raise awareness for undocumented students. Salgado is also the Migrant Storytelling Manager for The Center of Cultural Power and the co-creator of The Disruptors Fellowship.

The Disruptors Fellowship is an inaugural fellowship dedicated to developing a community for emerging trans and/or non-binary television writers who are disabled, undocumented and/or formerly undocumented immigrants.

Salgado’s work has been displayed at the Oakland Museum, SFMOMA and Smithsonian.

For more information on Julio Salgado, visit his website or visit his social media account.

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles is the world’s first LGBTQ+ mariachi band and advocates for the acceptance of gay, lesbian, and transgender people in the music world.

The band is led by Carlos Samaniego and features Natalia Melendez, the first transgender female in mariachi history, in their ensemble of talented musicians. Mariachi Arcoiris has performed on Univision and has also been featured in several news and media outlets such as NPR, the Los Angeles Times, and Billboard Magazine. They have performed at several Pride events in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oceanside and South Bay as well as the #SchoolsNotPrisons tour for the California Endowment.

For more information on Mariachis Arcoiris, visit their website and their YouTube Channel.

Evento de Lanzamiento de la Semana de Acción (vía Youtube) | 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

El orador principal destacado Julio Salgado y la música del Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Ángeles, el primer mariachi LGBTQ + del mundo.

Julio Salgado es el cofundador de DreamersAdrift, un proyecto que utiliza arte, videografía, poesía y otras formas de medios para crear conciencia entre los estudiantes indocumentados. Salgado también es el Gerente de Narración de Migrantes para The Center of Cultural Power y el cocreador de The Disruptors Fellowship.

The Disruptors Fellowship es una beca inaugural dedicada a desarrollar una comunidad para escritores de televisión trans y / o no binarios emergentes que son inmigrantes discapacitados, indocumentados y / o anteriormente indocumentados.

El trabajo de Salgado se ha exhibido en el Museo de Oakland, SFMOMA y Smithsonian.

Para obtener más información sobre Julio Salgado, visite su sitio web o visite su cuenta de redes sociales.

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Ángeles es la primera banda de mariachis LGBTQ + del mundo y aboga por la aceptación de las personas homosexuales, lesbianas y transgénero en el mundo de la música.

La banda está dirigida por Carlos Samaniego y cuenta con Natalia Meléndez, la primera mujer transgénero en la historia del mariachi, en su conjunto de talentosos músicos. Mariachi Arcoiris ha actuado en Univision y también ha aparecido en varios medios de comunicación y noticias como NPR, Los Angeles Times y Billboard Magazine. Han actuado en varios eventos del Orgullo en Los Ángeles, Long Beach, Oceanside y South Bay, así como en la gira #SchoolsNotPrisons para California Endowment.

Para obtener más información sobre Mariachis Arcoiris, visite su sitio web y su canal de YouTube.

Tuesday, October 20

Undocumented Students in California (via YouTube) | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Training Occupational Development Educating Communities Legal Center begins their first workshop for the week discussing opportunities and resources for undocumented students in California. The workshop is available as a livestream on YouTube.

El Centro Legal de Capacitación, Desarrollo Ocupacional y Comunidades Educativas comienza su primer taller de la semana discutiendo oportunidades y recursos para estudiantes indocumentados en California. El taller está disponible como transmisión en vivo en YouTube.

Financial Aid Workshop (via Zoom) | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

MSJC’s Financial Aid department will lead a Zoom workshop on how to apply for aid as an undocumented student and answering financial aid questions.

El departamento de ayuda financiera de MSJC dirigirá un taller de Zoom sobre cómo solicitar ayuda como estudiante indocumentado y responderá preguntas sobre ayuda financiera.

Career Exploration Workshop (via Zoom) | 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

A Zoom workshop to help guide undocumented students with their career paths and share resources.

Un taller de Zoom para ayudar a guiar a los estudiantes indocumentados con sus trayectorias profesionales y compartir recursos.

Wednesday, October 21

Know Your Rights Workshop (via Zoom) | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

TODEC Legal Center is holding a workshop with information on legal immigration rights, deportation prevention, citizenship, state laws, DACA renewals, Family Plans, Immigration Screening, and Caregiver Affidavit.

TODEC Legal Center está llevando a cabo un taller con información sobre derechos legales de inmigración, prevención de deportación, ciudadanía, leyes estatales, renovaciones de DACA, planes familiares, evaluación de inmigración y declaración jurada del cuidador.

Community Organizing 101 (via Zoom) | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

TODEC Legal Center will show students how to organize within the community and promote change.

TODEC Legal Center mostrará a los estudiantes cómo organizarse dentro de la comunidad y promover el cambio.

Living Undocumented Screening & Discussion (via Zoom) | 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

MSJC will be showing episode 6 of Living Undocumented on Netflix followed with a discussion.

MSJC mostrará el episodio 6 de Viviendo Indocumentado en Netflix seguido de una discusión.

Thursday, October 22

Supporting Our Dreamers Student Panel (via YouTube) | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

This panel will focus on employees at MSJC and will feature current and former MSJC students to share their experiences as undocumented students.

Este panel se centrará en los empleados de MSJC y contará con estudiantes actuales y anteriores de MSJC para compartir sus experiencias como estudiantes indocumentados.

Immigration & Policy Updates (via Youtube) | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

TODEC Legal Center will lead their final workshop which involves immigration and policy updates.

TODEC Legal Center dirigirá su taller final que involucra actualizaciones de inmigración y políticas.

Friday, October 23

Winners of the Dreamers Poetry & Art Contest for September 2020 will be announced. The winners will be listed on MSJC’s “Week of Action” page.

Se anunciarán los ganadores del Concurso de Poesía y Arte Dreamers de septiembre de 2020. Los ganadores aparecerán en la página “Semana de Acción” de MSJC.

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