Resources for AB 540, Deferred Action and CA Dream Act Students.
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Know Your Rights Handouts
Handouts from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Check out upcoming SMC and community events!
The City of Santa Monica has ongoing events and resources available in their Resolution Embracing Diversity and Clarifying the City’s Role in Enforcing Federal Immigration Law .
Assistance From the Mexican Consulate & The Immigration Institute of Mexico
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry Center
The Mexican Consulate & The Immigration Institute of Mexico will provide valuable information about their services and programs, including a focus on:
- Passport requirements
- Dual Citizenship
- Somos Mexicanos Program
- Programa Paisano
*Q&A to follow general information session
Ongoing One-on-One Consultations
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is having office hours at VAP every Wednesday from 4 - 7 p.m. Each week different specialized lawyers will be available. For the next few weeks, the schedule is as follows:
June 21 – Housing/Benefits
June 28 – Immigration
July 5 – Minimum Wage and Labor
July 12 – Immigration/Family
*By appointment only, call (310) 458-8688
Town Hall Meeting: United We Stand - Black and Brown Unity Building
Tuesday, May 2, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. in HSS 165
Come join us for an engaging discussion about building unity Among students of color at SMC. All students welcome!
Brought to you by: "United We Stand" Adelante Club, Associated Students, Black Collegians Club, Black Collegians, Program/Umoja Community, History Department, Homeboys and Homegirls Club, IDEAS Club, Latino Center, Mathematics Department, Progressive Student Union, and Social Sciences Department.
Event Flyer for Town Hall Meeting
Know Your Rights Workshop (Nara Kim, Korean Resource Center)
Tue, May 9, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in HSS 103
Recent changes in immigration policy have resulted in Immigration and Customs Enforcement and police stopping people they “suspect” are undocumented. However, these changes have impacted not just undocumented immigrants. So whether you are undocumented, a recent immigrant, or a foreign student, learn how to protect yourself. Nara Kim from the Korean Resource Center will lead an interactive workshop about your constitutional rights, regardless of immigration status.
How to Assert Your Rights Workshop & Immigration Updates
Tuesday, March 14, 11:15 - 12:35 p.m. in Art 214
Immigration lawyer Jessica Hanson from the National Immigration Law Center will return to give a “Know Your Rights and Updates” workshop.
If you are concerned about recent immigration and deportation policies announced by the current administration, if you are an AB540, DACA or undocumented student or an ally please come and gather information that will inform and empower! Hosted by the Latino Center and Adelante Club.
Executive Orders, DACA, Raids and Your Rights (Jessica Hanson, National Immigration Law Center)
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6-8 p.m. at Virginia Park, Santa Monica
Town Hall: United We Stand!
Thursday, February 23, 11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. at Main Stage
Santa Monica College is hosting an opportunity for the campus community to engage in respectful dialogue regarding current political issues that are affecting students. All members of our educational institution are invited to assemble to share, discuss, and educate one another about the impact of current politics on the lives of students and their families. Tentatively, there will be a Q & A with panelists speaking on Reproductive Rights, Environmental concerns, and issues faced by Undocumented, Muslim, and LGBTQ+ Students.
“Instead of dwelling in the shadows of fear and doubt, I wholeheartedly urge you to focus on higher ground, to set your aspirations above the confusion and the uncertainty because that is where you will see the solutions that are meaningful,” – Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, Superintendent/President from the November Assembly
Sponsored by Associated Students of SMC, Office of Community and Academic Relations, Latino Center, Adelante Club, African-American Collegiate Center/Black Collegians Program an Umoja Community, Black Collegians Club, Progressive Student Union, I.D.E.A.S. Club, Improving Dreams Equality Access and Success, Homeboys & Homegirls Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance, Immigrant Youth Coalition, Center for Environmental and Urban Studies, Equity Committee, Art Department, Muslim Student Association, Mathematics Department, Counseling Department, and History Department
Need to Renew Your DACA?: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12-5 p.m. at East Los Angeles College
Let's Talk Town Hall Meeting: Monday, November 28, 6-8 p.m. at Cayton Center
A safe and supportive space for students and staff to share their fears, concerns, and questions.
Student Resource Workshop: Tuesday, November 29, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Library Promenade Event with resources available to students on immigration, LGBT, psychological services, the police department, etc.
Civic Action Event: Wednesday, November 30, 6-8 p.m. at Cayton Center
Community event with college, local, and state officials, as well as other relevant community leaders, to discuss with students how to safely and effectively take civic action going forward.
Unity Rally: Thursday December 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Library Promenade
A rally for students, staff, and others in the SMC community to come together in unity and in support of all students. Followed by a march to City Hall organized by the Homeboys & Homegirls Club.
“Knowing Your Rights for Dreamers & Their Allies”: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 , 11:15 to 12:15 at ART 214
Discussion Facilitated by Immigration Attorneys
SMC DACA Renewal: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 , By appointment only at Main Campus
Make Your DACA Renewal Appointment Request to sign up for your appointment.
Know Your Rights Immigration Workshop: Thursday, December 1, 6-8 p.m. at Thelma Terry Building, Virginia Avenue Park (2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica 90404)
In light of the recent presidential elections, there are many questions that people have relating to immigration legislation, specifically impacting students and families that are living in the US undocumented. The AHEAD group along with local immigration attorneys will be hosting a “Know Your Rights Immigration” workshop to answer general questions related to issues including DACA and the California Dream Act.