Bakersfield College

Undocumented Student Week of Action

During the week of October 15-19, 2018, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office encourages students and colleges across the state to engage in a week of advocacy and activities to support and build awareness of undocumented students throughout the state. Undocumented Student Week of Action is a student-led campaign to advocate for a permanent solution to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and include a pathway to citizenship, and to provide support and resources to ALL undocumented students.

Student representatives from Bakersfield College’s student organizations MEChA, Latinos Unidos Por Edicacion (LUPE), and Latinas Unidas will kick-off the week on Monday with an art table for students to create posters in the Renegade Crossroads.

Octavio Barajas, Adjunct Faculty of History and MEChA Faculty Advisor says, “These bright and ambitious students have embraced diversity in their campus and their community. They have come together to organize, plan, and participate in a week of events to show support for fellow Renegades.”

Other events include:

  • Tuesday, October 16 – Latinas Unidas hosting “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” where fellow students can sign postcards to Congress
  • Wednesday, October 17 - MEChA will host a Voter Registration table
  • Wednesday, October 17 at 8AM and 1PM - Financial Aid Workshops offering information on the DREAM Act and scholarship opportunities in CSS 151
  • Thursday, October 18 at 12:00PM – Legal Clinic and Immigration Resource Fair in the Fireside Room
  • Thursday, October 18 at 1PM - Know your Rights Workshop in the Collins Conference Center
  • Thursday, October 18 at 6PM – Truth Act Form Workshop in the Collins Conference Center
  • Friday, October 19 at 4:30PM – Advocate with Art, Sugar Skulls Workshop in CSS 151