Oct. 17-20, 2022

Undocumented Students Week of Action

You Belong HereCommunity colleges throughout California will be hosting local events in support of undocumented students and their families. Here are some events planned at De Anza.

Monday, Oct. 17: HEFAS Open House

  • 3- 5 p.m.
  • Stop by in person!
  • Have fun and learn about Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS). Stop by the new HEFAS Center in the East Cottage to meet the staff and interns for HEFAS and UndocuSTEM. Find out about resources available to you. 

Tuesday, Oct. 18: UndocuQueer + Know Your Rights 

UndocuQueer and Mental Health Day

  • 10:30-11:45 a.m. – Art Workshop in the HEFAS Center, East Cottage
      • Stop by in person!
      • Vision boards, journaling, earrings and bracelets!
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.Navigating Undocuqueerness and Mental Health Outside Capitalism
      • This workshop will be a Hybrid Event, it will be held at the HEFAS Center at the East Cottage and on Zoom –  
  • 2-4 p.m. – Art Workshop in the Pride Center, Library 136
      • Stop by in person!
      • Vision boards, journaling, earrings and bracelets, plus LGBTQ+ flag bracelets!
  • HEFAS and the Pride Center are joining forces for a day of art-making and workshops that will center on mental health and wellness, intersectional identities, and anti-capitalist self-care.  We will collectively learn through the process of telling the stories of undocumented LGBTQ+ communities, making space for folks to exist and create authentically, and finding healing through community care.

Know Your Rights and Other Immigration Options

  • Starts at 4 p.m.
  • This webinar will be held on Zoom –
  • Join this interactive webinar, hosted by the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area, to learn about your legal rights and immigration options. Participants will be able to ask questions anonymously and schedule a free consultation afterward. 

Wednesday, Oct. 19:

Let's Talk Money and Navigating the Transfer Process

  • 3:30-5 p.m. 
  • This workshop will be held on Zoom – 
  • This workshop will explore ways to build financial stability as a first-generation community college student, regardless of your immigration status. It will be hosted by Dr. Ana Romero Morales, founder of Brewing Dinero, a social media platform that aims to increase financial knowledge in BIPOC and undocumented communities.

Thursday, Oct. 20: "Status Pending" Film Screening

  • 12:00-1:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.
  • This event will be held in the Foothill College Smithwick Theater, in collaboration with the Foothill Family Engagement institute
  • Join us for a screening of this short documentary, followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Priscilla Gonzalez.
  • "Status Pending" portrays an informal support group for first-generation, Mexican-American immigration law practitioners as they contend with constant attacks on immigrants and immigration law. Through their perspective, the viewer sees how changes in the law directly affect their clients and families.
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