UndocuAdvocate Program for Peers (UPP)

Our UndocuPRIDE Speakers Bureau internship provides participants with the opportunity to cultivate knowledge and skill for supporting undocumented peers at UC Davis and beyond. Our interns use personal narrative as a tool to urge community members to think of ways in which they can help create welcoming and inclusive spaces for undocumented students everywhere they go. The UndocuPRIDE Speakers Bureau team facilitates UndocuAdvocate Program for Peers, serve as student panelists for our UndocuAdvocate Program for Educators, and meet together monthly for community empowerment and developmental opportunities.

UPP is a 2-hour, interactive workshop in which the facilitators guide undergraduate student participants through the challenges and experiences of Undocumented students in higher education. The UPP curriculum is intentionally designed to meet the needs of the UC Davis student body for increased knowledge and awareness of the complex interplay between federal, state, and local policies that impact the everyday experience of our Undocumented students. The training is composed of 4 distinct learning modules allowing students to build upon their experience as participants and their interactions with our facilitators to organically translate their knowledge into effective allyship for the Undocumented community at UC Davis. 

Learning Module 1: Laws and Policies Affecting Undocumented students

The goal of this section of the UPP training is for participants to become familiar with the federal and state legislation that affects our Undocumented students’ immigration status and access to educational opportunities.

Learning Module 2: Multiple Narratives

During this section, participants have the opportunity to learn about the everyday challenges Undocumented students face in their journey to achieve higher education through an interactive activity.

Learning Module 3: Navigating UC Davis as an Undocumented student

Facilitators share with participants personal narratives about navigating UC Davis as Undocumented students. They also share ways in which Undocumented students have found community here on campus.

Learning Module 4: Effective Peer Advocate Strategies

The previous learning modules come together during this section to demonstrate how student peers can become more effective allies to the Undocumented community.

The UndocuAdvocate Program for Peers is open to all UC Davis undergraduate students. The training is particularly helpful to students who seek to increase their capacity to support Undocumented peers. Each UPP session is 2 hours long, allowing participants to fully engage with the different areas of focus presented by the UndocuPRIDE Speakers Bureau. We strongly encourage you to attend any of our future UPP sessions!

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Cancellation of Registration

As a courtesy, we ask that you email ucdundocoutreach@gmail.com and ab540-undocumented@ucdavis.edu together at least 48 hours in advance to inform us when you are unable to attend a UPP session for which you are registered.

Cancellation of Session

For our UPP to be most effective, we require at least 15 participants per session. If there are fewer than 15 people registered for any session, we reserve the right to cancel and/or reschedule the session. Should we need to cancel a UPP session, an email notification will be sent to the registered participants.