The faculty of the Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Department continue to seek opportunities to engage, meet students in groups and organize student communities while supporting civic participation and engagement during the current Administration. The primary focus --post election-- is support in the areas of immigration, education and coalition building. We are organizing several panels and meetings with immigration experts in collaboration with The Dreamers Resource Center where our students will be able to engage directly in dialogue and information sessions. Upmost is education on DACA and the Calfornia Dream Act. Please, use the links of Instagram and Facebook on the department website for current information and updates.
Here is some important information put together by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center https://www.ilrc.org:
Distribute and inform on the red cards https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards
Information for students and their families https://btu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Know-Your-Rights-Information-for-Students-and-Families.pdf
Immigrant and Refugee Children: A Guide for Educators and School Support Staff
Prof. Baker has listed resources on her class website https://sites.google.com/site/bakeranthro/home
Statement on the elections released from MALDEF, the Nation's leading Latina(o) Civil Rights organization: http://www.maldef.org/…/2016_11_09_MALDEF_Statement_on_the…/
CSULA Campus Resources:
1) The CSULA Dreamers Resource Center (http://www.calstatela.edu/ab540) is a safe space on campus> Info: Luz Borjon Montalvo, Coordinator, email: LBorjon@calstatela.edu, Phone: (323) 343-4367, Location: Student Affairs Building, Room 214.There are also Peer Mentor Advisors and Interns available for assisting students.
2) The CSULA Student Health Center Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS, http://www.calstatela.edu/studenthealthcenter) is offering extended hours and Triage services for students seeking extra support for the remainder of the week. They can call CAPS directly at (323) 343-3314
3) The Cross Cultural Centers (http://www.calstatelausu.org/ccc) in 2nd floor of student union have various student organizations that are actively supporting undocumented communities.
Know Your Rights Information:
From the National Immigration Law Center (NILC): https://nilc.org/issues/immigration-enforcement/everyone-has-certain-basic-rights/
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles. “Know Your Rights Video”
Post-Election Immigration Information:
NILC's Frequently Asked Questions about DACA post-election: https://www.nilc.org/issues/daca/daca-after-trump-q-and-a/
Immigrant Legal Resource Center's post-election talking points and info in English and Spanish: https://www.ilrc.org/daca-talking-points
http://www.dolores-mission.org/ Loyola law community forums