In partnership with United Latino Voices, Contra Costa College, and Los Medanos College, Diablo Valley College is proud to host the 4th Annual AB-540 Conference for high school and community college students in Contra Costa County .
65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school across the United States each year and only 7,000-13,000 of these students enroll in colleges or universities. The State of California represents 25% of all undocumented immigrants nationwide and it is estimated that 553,000 undocumented youth are potentially eligible for the recently passed California DREAM Act.
"More than a DREAM: Get the Facts!" is a FREE conference for undocumented students, parents, and their allies in the Costa Costa Community College District service area. The goal of the conference is to increase enrollment and retention rates of undocumented students in higher education by providing community members with information regarding available resources to AB-540 and undocumented students.
The conference includes free continental breakfast and lunch, a welcome from the college and district, a keynote address from activist and author Cesar Cruz, co-founder of the Homies Empowerment Program, an undocumented student panel, a community and college resource fair as well as two breakout sessions addressing the following themes:
For more information about our featured keynote speaker, Cesar Cruz, please see the video clip available here.
Location: Diablo Valley College, Performing Arts Center
321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
For campus map and driving directions, please click here.
Date: Saturday, April 5th
|Agenda:||8:30 a.m.||Registration/Continental Breakfast|
|9:30 a.m.||Welcome/Keynote Speaker/Student Panel
|11:15 a.m.||Breakout Session 1*|
|12:15 p.m.||Breakout Session 2|
|1:00 p.m.||Lunch/Resource Fair*
*We are also providing the opportunity to meet with a lawyer and law student volunteer for assistance with immigration applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)! Volunteer lawyers and law students will assist you through a pro bono program administered by the International Institute of the Bay Area and OneJustice's Justice Bus Project. Please indicate on your registration if you would like to sign up for this workshop. Spaces are limited.
Registration: REGISTER ONLINE NOW by clicking here