My student experience with National Institutions Coming Out Day

Alejandra Perez Education Justice, Stories, Tools

My name is Alejandra Pérez and I am an undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic fourth year student at the University of Washington Bothell. I came out as an undocumented immigrant during my senior of high school and ever since, I have been fighting for equitable access to higher education for undocumented students by creating systemic change. Our first victory was gettting …

5 Proactive Steps for College Administrators to Support Undocumented Students in Your Schools

Miriam Feldblum Culture, Education Justice, Tools

Are you a college administrator? Do you want to support undocumented students in your schools? Student activists and immigrant organizations have been key leaders in pushing for immigration reform, and in challenging colleges and universities to do more to support undocumented and DACAmented students, but there is so much more that we can do! Here are 5 action steps that …

3 Ways That Teachers Can Be Public Educator Activists & Advocate With and For Undocumented Students

Alejandra Perez Education Justice

Undocumented students are often in the shadows; they are in hiding because of their immigration status. Undocumented students fear seeking resources because they fear repercussions that might come from disclosing their status. These students oftentimes lack access to resources such as financial services for their schooling and health. In addition, undocumented immigrants constantly fear deportation of themselves, a family, or …