Discussing Issues About Documentation
CSUF Hosts AB 540 Conference Sept. 28
Aug. 15, 2012
Cal State Fullerton’s AB 540 Taskforce presents “Reaching the Dream Together: Helping AB 540 and Undocumented Students,” a free conference about issues affecting undocumented students. Topics to be discussed will include the federal and state Dream Act, immigration laws, student rights and CSUF support services for undocumented students. The event is intended for college students, faculty and staff members, plus high school and college counselors.
Friday, Sept. 28
8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union Portola Pavilion
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831
- 9:10 a.m.: Alejandra Rincón, author of “Undocumented Immigrants and Higher Education: Si Se Puede” and 2006 recipient of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling Human Relations Award, will deliver the first keynote address.
- Noon: CSUF alumnus Carlos Amador (B.S. human services ’08), of UCLA’s Labor Center, will deliver the second keynote address, “DREAM Act Now: How immigrant youth have brought immigration back to the national spotlight.”
- 3 p.m.: Elena Macias, special assistant to Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander, will moderate a panel discussion, featuring Dream Act and undocumented students.
- 3:45 p.m.: Gabriel Sandoval, senior adviser and director of policy for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, will explain President Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” a program allowing some young undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. and work legally for two years.
- 6-8 p.m.: Immigration attorney and CNN radio host Rosa Elena Sahagún will lead a workshop on the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.”
The complete conference schedule is available online.
Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586