Living in Limbo: Supporting Undocumented Students in College

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A lunch and learn with artist Yehimi Cambrón, who will share resources for those faculty and staff interested in engaging and supporting undocumented students.  Lunch will be provided. Please register so that we may plan for you.

Yehimi Cambrón arrived to college as an undocumented student in the fall of 2010. She received a tuition, room and board scholarship but there were still many challenges with being a student who didn’t have access to the resources that many other students have including being able to work on or off campus without a social security card. She was also a first generation college student and this intersecting identity is one that shaped her experience as well. Upon hearing about the process for applying for the Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Yehimi worked with individuals on campus to immediately apply for the program. As a DACAmented student, she begin to organize even more regularly around the issues that were of importance to her including advocating for undocumented artists and pursuing her passion for activism through art.

Yehimi will give a public talk on art and activism at 7:00 pm the same evening. She will also be a part of a special tribute to Gloria Anzaldúa for Latinx Heritage Month. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Williston Library, Stimson Room

Event Type

Gatherings & Meetings

Event Topic

Diversity & Inclusion

Event Audience

Faculty, Staff

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Cara Lapenas

Cara Lapenas left a positive review 10/8/2019

This was so great to have staff/faculty get to learn about how to support undocumented students.

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