UndocuScholars Project Presents Research and Perspectives

Events on June 21, 22 will share experiences of undocumented students, information on how to apply to grad school, and presentations by undocumented undergraduates.

The Undocumented Student Research & Graduate School Conference will be held on Friday, June 22 at UCLA from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Carnesale Commons at UCLA. The event will feature perspectives on current and post-college undocumented student life, as well as how to apply to graduate school as an undocumented student. Students invited from local universities will be presenting their original research. Students from community colleges, the University of California, the California State University, and out-of-state institutions will be participating in this event.

In addition, on June 21, the UndocuScholars Project is hosting a Coordinator and Advocate Pre-Conference from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. at De Neve Plaza at UCLA. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together multiple constituents from different sectors in higher education to discuss how practitioners, specifically undocumented student center coordinators, can bridge research and practice in the best interest of undocumented students in higher education. Another goal of this meeting is to discuss how partnerships can be built between institutions of higher education and educational advocacy organizations. Organizations participating in panel presentations include Educators for Fair Consideration (E4fC), Campaign for College Opportunity, President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, and theDream.us.

The Undocumented Student Research & Graduate School Conference is sponsored by the Bruin Resource Center’s Undocumented Student Program and the UCLA Academic Advancement Program.