During the Fifth Annual Undocumented Student Action Week, the Chancellor’s Office held daily system webinars on critical policy frameworks and tools designed to support institutions with successful implementation of recent undocumented student policy reforms. Recordings and descriptions of all webinars can be found below.

In collaboration with the Chancellor's Office and many other planning partners, Immigrants Rising also organized the 20 Year Anniversary AB 540 Conference to celebrate collective successes, highlight promising practices, and provide clear steps to expand equitable access. We encourage you to review the recordings of the informational workshops to learn more.

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. This special conversation featuring Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales, Chancellor Dr. Joseph I. Castro, President Dr. Michael V. Drake, and President Kristen Soares highlighted 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.

WATCH WEBINAR RECORDING

  • 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
  • Marithza Quiroz, former community college student
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations Linda Vazquez
  • Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations David O'Brien
  • Iulia Tarasova, Board of Governors Student Member

 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 covered how different programs and services, including financial aid and counseling, can be integrated to support undocumented students.

WATCH WEBINAR RECORDING

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

WATCH WEBINAR RECORDING

  • 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 focused on the importance of ensuring that undocumented students have equitable access to effective resources and programming, while also acknowledging concerns around anonymity. This session elevated existing and new data that can be used to inform evidence-based decision-making as we continuously improve programs, policies, and practices.

WATCH WEBINAR RECORDING

  • Acting Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales
  • Hans Miguel Dela Cruz Esguerra, former community college student
  • Executive Vice Chancellor for Educational Services Marty Alvarado
  • Dr. Angelica Suarez, President, Orange Coast College
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for State and Federal Relations Linda Vazquez
  • Dr. John Hetts, Visiting Executive, Research and Data

 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.

WATCH WEBINAR RECORDING

  • Executive Vice Chancellor Marty Alvarado
  • 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
  • Irma Archuleta, co-founder, Leticia A. Network
  • Alfred Herrera, co-founder, Leticia A. Network
  • Perla Gonzalez Ramirez, former community college student
  • Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations Linda Vazquez