Commemorating 20 Years of CA’s Landmark Legislation: A Celebration & Call to Action: October 18, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

In partnership with the Chancellor's Office, Immigrants Rising is hosting a virtual conference that will bring together legislators, administrators, educators, students, and community members from across California to celebrate the successes created through AB 540. Join to commemorate this important legislation and highlight institutional support efforts — as well as build a statewide plan to reduce barriers and propose legislative solutions.

REGISTER FOR AB 540 CONFERENCE

Building Bridges: Systemic Solutions to Support Undocumented Students: October 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Please join us for a special conversation featuring Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales, Chancellor Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President Dr. Michael V. Drake, and President Kristen Soares that will highlight systemwide efforts to support AB 540 students and discuss shared commitments to continue addressing challenges that remain in order to support the success of all of our undocumented students.

This featured panel will be a part of the Immigrants Rising AB 540 Conference. We invite you to register for both events. Please note attending the conference and this featured panel will require two separate registrations.

REGISTER FOR SYSTEM LEADER PANEL

The Chancellor’s Office will also a daily system webinar at 1:00 p.m. from October 19-22 on critical policy frameworks and tools designed to support institutions with successful implementation of recent undocumented student policy reforms. These webinars will include topics such as a review of statewide policies, data collection and use, and innovative use of funds.

REGISTER FOR SYSTEMWIDE WEBINARS

 

Kick-Off Event
Date & Time Title and Description Presenters
10/18
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Building Bridges: Systemic Solutions to Support Undocumented Students

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Assembly Bill 540, the landmark legislation that opened the doors of higher education to thousands of undocumented students by removing the burden of out-of-state tuition. Please join us for a special conversation featuring Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales, Chancellor Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President Dr. Michael V. Drake, and President Kristen Soares that will highlight systemwide efforts to support AB 540 students and discuss shared commitments to continue addressing challenges that remain in order to support the success of all of our undocumented students.

REGISTER FOR SYSTEM LEADER PANEL

  • CCC Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales
  • CSU Chancellor Dr. Joseph I. Castro
  • UC President Dr. Michael V. Drake
  • AICCU President Kristen Soares
  • Katharine Gin, Executive Director, Immigrants Rising
  • SSCCC President Gerardo Chavez
  • CCCCO Assistant Vice Chancellor Linda Vazquez
 systemwide webinars
SESSION DATE & TIME TITLE AND DESCRIPTION PRESENTERS
1 10/19
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Equitable Student-Centered Design to Ensure Undocumented Student Success

This webinar will cover how different programs and services, including financial aid and counseling, can be integrated to support undocumented students.

  • Executive Vice Chancellor Marty Alvarado
  • Veronica Velasquez, former community college student
  • Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support Rebecca Ruan-O'Shaughnessy
  • Joann Ramirez, DREAM Center Liaison, Cosumnes River College
  • Jose Gutierrez, DREAM Services Coordinator, Long Beach Community College
  • Priscilla Bravo Arias, Life Science Instructor, Long Beach Community College
  • Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations David O'Brien
 2 10/20
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Innovative Uses of Funds to Support  Undocumented Students

This webinar will focus on the importance of intentional, evidenced-based practices to use state investments to support student success. We will share a brief introduction to the state policies that provide these funds (SEAP, AB 1645) and remind our audience of the purpose of these policies. Then we will share examples of colleges that are using the dollars to meet the intent and spirit of those policies.

  • Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales
  • Leonardo Rodriguez, community college student
  • Executive Vice Chancellor for College Finance and Facilities Planning Dr. Lizette Navarette
  • California State Senator Monique Limón
  • President Thuy Nguyen, Foothill College
  • Dr. Eric Lara, Associate Dean for Student Success and Equity, Mt. San Antonio College
  • Dario Fernandez, Director of DREAM Program, Mt. San Antonio College
  • Dr. Cynthia Mosqueda, Dreamer Liaison, El Camino College
  • Jaime Gallegos, First-Year Experience Counselor, El Camino College
  • Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations David O'Brien
 3 10/21
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Effectively Using Data in a Complex Environment

This webinar will focus on the importance of ensuring that undocumented students have equitable access to effective resources and programming, while also acknowledging concerns around anonymity. The goal is to prioritize students by identifying data collection and evaluation approaches that need not rely on unitary student-level data. Which strategies and methodologies can leaders use to meaningfully assess the effectiveness of Dream Resource Centers & Liaisons, AB 540, etc.? This session will also elevate existing and new data that can be used to inform evidence-based decision-making as we continuously improve programs, policies, and practices.       
  • Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales
  • Hans Miguel Dela Cruz Esguerra, former community college student
  • Executive Vice Chancellor for Educational Services Marty Alvarado
  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Digital Innovation and Infrastructure Dr. Valerie Lundy-Wagner
  • Dr. Angelica Suarez, President, Orange Coast College
  • Brad Zuniga, Dean of Student Services, Butte College
  • Aldo Rafael Cruz Vazquez, Success Specialist, Butte College
  • Bronwyn Moreno, Director of Student Affairs Equity Programs, Hartnell College
  • Miriam Vazquez, undocumented student liaison, Hartnell College
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for State and Federal Relations Linda Vazquez

 4 10/22
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Policy Context: Undocumented Student Rights & Resources 

This webinar will provide an overview of state, federal, and institutional policies and resources that serve to benefit undocumented students on their educational journey. Specific topics will include AB 540/SB 68, the California Dream Act,  Dreamer Resource Centers, and Immigration Legal Services.

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  • Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales
  • Maritza Gomez, former community college student
  • Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations David O'Brien
  • California State Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio
  • Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations Linda Vazquez