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DREAM Action NIU plans May 6 undocumented ally training

May 2, 2016

NIU Dream Action logoDREAM Action NIU will host undocumented ally training Friday, May 6.

The student-led organization aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States and particularly on the NIU campus.

Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in rooms 505 and 506 of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty and staff will focus on how to effectively assist and support undocumented students on campus.

Participants will:

  • learn about NIU and community resources for undocumented students;
  • hear updates on immigration that affect undocumented students’ access to higher education;
  • identify unmet needs and resources for undocumented students; and
  • discuss lessons learned from the student, staff and faculty perspectives.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 a.m. Check-in (HSC 506)
9 to 9:15 a.m. Welcome and introductions (HSC 505)
9:15 to 10 a.m. Immigration 101 presented by the Immigration Law Office of Jeremy Lime
10 to 10:45 a.m. Overview of demographics, undocumented students’ characteristics and implications for higher education. Suggestions on how to support incoming and currently enrolled undocumented NIU students.
10:45 to 11 a.m. Break
11 a.m. to noon. Student Panel, HSC 505: NIU students will share their experiences as they transition and navigate to college, academics and student life / Wrap-Up: Lessons Learned / Evaluations

Seating is limited; RSVP online by Thursday, May 5.

This event is sponsored by DREAM Action NIU and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer. For more information, call (815) 753.8281 or email [email protected].