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DREAM Action NIU and the Office for Undocumented Student Support will host the annual Undocumented Ally Training on Tuesday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom. This training is for NIU faculty, staff and those who wish to become allies to undocumented students. This training focuses on how to assist, support and welcome cultural and...
DREAM Action NIU, the student-led organization that aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States — and particularly on the NIU campus — will host their annual undocumented ally training on Monday, Nov.19. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty...
Senator Dick Durbin sat down Tuesday with leaders from DREAM Action NIU to update them on efforts to protect DACA recipients. While the information was complex, his message was simple: Don’t give up. In a 30-minute session at Altgeld Hall, the Illinois Senator, who was the main architect of the Dream Act, met with DREAM...
DREAM 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...
Members of DREAM Action NIU (DANIU) invite students, faculty, staff and community to join them at noon Thursday, March 24, in the MLK commons for the third annual Coming Out of the Shadows event. Monotone from Elephant Rebellion will provide music. The Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center is the rain location. This event...
Coming Out of the Shadows event
A training session “How to Support Undocumented Students” is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 17, in the Lincoln and Regency rooms of the Holmes Student Center. The deadline to RSVP to [email protected] is Friday, April 10. Indicate “faculty” or “student” track with RSVP. This training for NIU faculty, staff and students will...
Coming Out of the Shadows poster
Harvey Milk once said: “Come out to your relatives. Come out to your friends – if indeed they are your friends. Come out to your neighbors … to your fellow workers… to the people who work where you eat and shop … but once and for all, break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions....
Tereza Lee
Concert pianist Tereza Lee’s powerful story as an undocumented student inspired Sen. Dick Durbin to author the immigration legislation known as the DREAM Act. Lee is coming Tuesday, March 3, to the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center as part of a series of events to support undocumented students. Through music, spoken word, art...
Coming Out of the Shadows at NIU
Everyone has their own unique and complex story to tell. If you are breathing, chances are you have had one or two challenges in your life. Our stories are all powerful. However, for millions of people in the United States, some stories are harder to share in public. To be specific, millions of undocumented individuals have been...
Torres visits the World War II Memorial in 2012.
Maria Torres, the first student to graduate from NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement major, attended Tuesday’s State of the Union address as the guest of U.S. Rep. Bill Foster. Torres, who graduated in December 2012, moved from Mexico to suburban Carpentersville at age 15 as an undocumented youth. Currently ineligible for citizenship, but granted...
SOL (Supporting Opportunities for Latinos) united Latino organizations Thursday, Oct. 31, to teach NIU students about Latino heritage through “El Día de los Muertos” – the Day of the Dead. The event took place in the Latino Resource Center on Garden Road. “At the university that I used to attend, we made El Día de los...
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