The UndocuPRIDE Speakers Bureau is a student-led component of the AB540 & Undocumented Student Center. Speaker Bureau members are passionate about advocating for undocumented students and their educational rights. They use their personal narratives as their main 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.
Our UndocuPRIDE Speakers Bureau Members primarily serve as panelists in our UndocuAlly Program for Educators and facilitate our UndocuAlly Program for Peers.
The UndocuPRIDE Speakers Bureau facilitates our UndocuAlly Program for Peers; a 2-hour interactive workshop in which the facilitators guide student participants through the challenges and experiences of undocumented students in higher education.
The UPP training curriculum is intentionally designed to meet the need 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. The learning modules allow students to build upon their personal experience as participants of the workshop and their interactions with our facilitators to organically translate their newly acquired knowledge into effective allyship strategies to support the undocumented student 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 affect our undocumented students’ immigration status and access to educational opportunities.
Learning Module 2: Multiple Narratives
During this portion of the UPP training, workshop participants have the opportunity to experience, through an interactive activity, the everyday challenges undocumented students face in their journey to achieve a higher education.
Learning Module 3: Navigating UC Davis as an undocumented student
Facilitators share with participants their personal narratives navigating UC Davis as undocumented students. They also share the many ways in which they have found a community here on campus.
Learning Module 4: Effective Peer Allyship Strategies
Every piece of previously acquired knowledge comes together during this portion of the presentation to demonstrate how peers can be effective allies to the undocumented student community.
The UndocuAlly Program for Peers is open to ALL UC Davis undergraduate students regardless of their previous knowledge surrounding the undocumented student experience in higher education. The training is particularly helpful to those students who seek to increase their capacity to support undocumented student peers in the pursuit of their educational endeavors.
Each UPP Session is two hours long, allowing participants to fully engage with the different focus areas presented by members of the UndocuPRIDE Speakers Bureau.
We strongly encourage you to attend any of our future training sessions!
UPP Dates for 2017-2018 Academic Year
Friday March 2, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at SCC, Meeting Room E
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at SCC, Meeting Room E
Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at SCC, Meeting Room E
To register for any of the UPP Dates listed above, please use the following link:
Cancellation of Registration
As a courtesy, we ask that you contact (530) 752-7203 to inform us that you are unable to attend the session you registered for with at least 24 hours in advance.
Cancellation of Session
For our training to be effective, we require a 10-person minimum at each session. If there are less than ten people registered for any session, we reserve the right to cancel and/or reschedule the session at our discretion. Should we need to cancel a UPP Session; an email notification will be sent to registered participants 24 hours before of the session they registered for.