UPDATE: Presentations from the Conference are up! Please scroll to the bottom of this page to download the PowerPoint files on topics like DACA and The Undocumented Student Experience. If you would like to request a workshop on any of these topics (and more) please do so through our online Request Form. If you would like to download other Presentations, please see our Informational Database.
The AB540 Project cordially invites you to our 6th Annual Educator’s Conference taking place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at:
The UCLA Downtown Center for Labor Research and Education 675 South Park View Street Los Angeles, CA 90057* (Located in Downtown Los Angeles) Breakfast: 9:00 – 10:00 AM Formal Program: 10:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Improving Dreams, Equality, Access and Success (IDEAS) at UCLA is a support and advocacy group for undocumented students at UCLA and is recognized nationwide for its outstanding work in immigrant student activism. As the Service Component of IDEAS, the AB540 Project outreaches to various immigrant communities to raise awareness about resources available to undocumented students. We provide seasonal workshops and mentoring opportunities for undocumented youth at both the high school and community college level in order to educate them about current resources. This Conference will provide you with detailed and up-to-date information on how to assist undocumented students in your institution.
There will be presentations on legislation relevant to undocumented students such as the California Dream Act Application and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We recognize the need for the well-being of all students, therefore we will also have a presentation on Mental Health and the self-care struggles undocumented students face in college. Additionally, there will be a panel of Student Leaders from UCLA speaking alongside some of their former educators in order to provide further insight to their own experiences, struggles and activism. The Project aspires to increase the number of undocumented students enrolling in colleges and universities. Each year over 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools, of which 24,000 (40%) are California high school graduates. Unfortunately, only about 5-10% of all undocumented students in the U.S. pursue higher education. With new doors opening through legislation, we want to ensure that educators are informed about such opportunities.
We hope you consider attending the conference. As an Educator, the information presented here will aid you greatly in making a positive impact on the lives of your undocumented students. For questions or concerns, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please RSVP by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, October 15th by following the link below.
The AB540 Project
*Note: Parking is not available at the UCLA Labor Center due to limited space. For nearby Parking on the weekends, we recommend that Conference Attendees Park at 611 South Carondelet Street Los Angeles, CA 90057. They charge a flat rate of $6.00 for a space.