The Culture & Community Circle sessions celebrate the experiences and contributions of various communities including people who are differently abled (Disabilities Awareness month); the Filipino/a/x community, (Filipinx Heritage month); the Latino/a/x community (Latinx Heritage month); Undocumented/Status/DACAmented /Dreamer students, (Undocumented Student Action Week), the Middle Eastern community, and the contributions of women (Women's History Month).
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Serving the largest population of undocumented students in the state, California Community Colleges are committed to serving ALL students, regardless of immigration status. Undocumented/Dreamer Student Action Week is a system-wide campaign to advocate and provide support resources for our undocumented student population. During the week, California's community colleges are encouraged to engage in advocacy and support efforts in solidarity with undocumented students throughout the state.
California Community Colleges Undocumented Student Action Week
In the last five years, our collective budget and legislative advocacy during Undocumented Student Action Week has led to funding for Dream Resource Centers and Liaisons, the establishment of an Immigration Legal Services Project, the expansion of AB 540 eligibility and the protection of DACA. We know all too well that change is important every day of the year, not just during action week. This year’s theme, “Change in Action” empowers us to engage in state, federal and local action to support undocumented students in their goal of earning a college education. We must think about the ways we can cultivate and empower change that is long lasting.
Contact the Teaching & Learning Coordinator for more information regarding borrowing resources from the Cuyamaca Equity Lending Library.
The Equity-Minded Teaching and Learning Institute (EMTLI) is a yearly cohort-based professional development activity in which participating faculty analyze their classroom data, disaggregate by race/ethnicity, and then make changes to their curriculum and teaching practices using an equity-minded teaching framework.
Cuyamaca College has partnered with Encuentros Leadership in hopes of bringing their efforts to the Spring Valley and Rancho San Diego communities to focus on reducing high school drop-out rates and promoting college attendance for Latino middle and high school male students.
This webinar was co-sponsored by the University of Southern California's Race & Equity Center, The Steve Fund, and University of Michigan's National Center for Institutional Diversity.
The Annual Social Justice & Black Conscience Conference was established in 2019 to empower students to make changes by highlighting current issues of social in/justice, showcasing the work of local activists and students, and connecting students to local organizations actively engaged in social justice efforts.
An Anti-Racist & Equity-Minded Community of Practice.
Based on videos available on Emmanuel Acho's YouTube channel, Acho creates a safe place to remove barriers and start the powerful dialogue regarding race.
Downloadable materials from the California Community Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance professional learning sessions.