Modesto Junior College is holding a series of free, public events Oct. 15 through 19 in support of Undocumented Student Week of Action. The Chief Executive Officers of California Community Colleges Board and the California Community College Trustees Board passed a resolution joining a coalition of educators, students, businesses, community members, and social justice organizations in declaring Undocumented Student Week of Action for Oct. 15-19.
The Week of Action is a statewide student-led campaign to advocate for a permanent solution to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that includes a pathway to citizenship, as well as to provide support and resources to California’s undocumented student population.
During the Week of Action, colleges, faculty, students and partner organizations are encouraged to contact their Congressional representatives, sign postcards in support of DACA, register students to vote, and host events to assist undocumented students. A number of special programs will also be offered throughout the week; visit email@example.com for more information or call 209-575-6607.
MJC, along with over 75 other California community colleges, the Community College League of California and partner organizations, joins in this week of advocacy with activities to support and build awareness of undocumented students. The Week of Action at MJC is coordinated by the college’s UndocuAlly DREAM Network and sponsored by the Associated Students of MJC.
“Undocumented Student Week of Action offers our 114 community colleges and 2.1 million students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the issues confronting undocumented students pursuing further education for themselves and their families,” said Larry Galizio, president and chief executive officer of the Community College League of California.