Help Dreamers to Study in Mexico!

603e3c3a-464a-4e55-a50a-9ef262b1b358The California-Mexico Studies Center (CMSC) has launched the Marco Antonio Firebaugh Dreamers Study Abroad Scholarship Fund to raise funding to support the CMSC's 2016 Summer California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program.  The goal is to secure $62,500 in matching funds by June 30, 2016; in order to defray at least 50% of the cost to take at least 25 Dreamers to study in Mexico this summer.   To apply for the Fall and Winter 2016 programs, click Here  

Ethnic Studies For All

Sin Raiz (2015)

Documentary
SIn Raiz youtube coverThis is a short documentary about the lives of 14 undocumented students (also known as DREAMERs) whose parents brought them to the United States since a very young age, some of them living in the USA for over 20+ years, and through a Chicano Latino Studies class/program at the California State University Long Beach, these students had the chance to visit their home country for the very first time. They were able to fly to mexico and come bac k to the United States through a special USCIS permit called Advance Parole. They were excited to fly "home" for the first time, only to find a huge cultural shock which made them question their true identity. Follow them on this journey.
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    By Lily McKeage, Inside Higher Ed ~ July 22, 2016 https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/07/22/how-colleges-can-improve-access-undocumented-students-essay?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=56cdbb1f78-DNU20160722&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-56cdbb1f78-197631013 As students prepare to return to school for the coming academic year, there are 65,000 high school seniors who lack a clear path to college because they are undocumented. While undocumented students have access to K-12 public education, their options abruptly become scarce ...
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    By: Jennifer Rice Epstein, Gazettes Newspaper ~ July 19, 2016 http://www.gazettes.com/news/long-beach-to-rename-three-schools/article_43edd8fe-4dd0-11e6-8af7-234d98574d53.html For some Long Beach children, the new school year also will mean a newly re-named school. The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to rename three schools, effective Aug. 1, 2016. International Elementary School, 700 ...
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    By: Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times ~ July 18, 2016 http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-california-community-colleges-chancellor-20160718-snap-story.html Eloy Ortiz Oakley, a nationally recognized leader in public education who heads the Long Beach Community College District, was named Monday as the new chancellor of California’s community college system. He will become the first Latino chancellor of the 113-college system, which serves ...
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    Los Ángeles, 7 Julio (EFEUSA).- http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/espanol/2016/07/07/grupo-de-estudiantes-concluyen-primer-curso-de-estudios-etnicos-en-california/ Un grupo de 55 estudiantes de una escuela secundaria de Los Ángeles terminó el primer curso de Estudios Étnicos realizado en California, de acuerdo a sus organizadores, y que otorga créditos académicos validos para la universidad. Los 55 estudiantes de El Rancho de Pico ...
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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/10/us/texas-undocumented-valedictorian-trnd/ This high school valedictorian made a bold proclamation in her graduation speech: "I am one of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows of the United States." Larissa Martinez, graduating from McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas, detailed her difficult journey to her class through a ...

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