Today, America’s Voice Education Fund along with United We Dream, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Domestic Workers Alliance will gather for our second #DignityDays conversation to discuss access to higher education and its importance to the undocumented and immigrant community. While today’s webinar will focus on education specifically, the movement continues to rack up victories across the country. Just yesterday, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a new bill into law allowing undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses in the state.
From securing in-state tuition in states like Florida, to ensuring that students are able to benefit from financial aid in states like Illinois, undocumented students remain determined to graduate from colleges and universities across the nation. Among those joining our panel today will be Cesar Vargas, who is currently in the process of becoming the first undocumented lawyer in New York; Carolina Valdivia, a candidate for a PhD in education; and Denisse Rojas, who will provide key graduate school resources and explain how to best enroll in the program of your choice.
If you have any specific questions for our panel, please send them to us by using the hashtag #DignityDays. Tune in at 4:30pm here.
WHO: America’s Voice Education Fund, United We Dream, the National Immigration Law Center, the Domestic Workers Alliance and undocumented students, educators, and allies.
WHAT: Video Call via Google Hangout*
WHEN: Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30 pm ET
#DignityDays is an ongoing project of America’s Voice Education Fund, United We Dream, the National Immigration Law Center, and the Domestic Workers Alliance aimed at providing a platform for immigration activists, students, and allies to highlight key local victories in the immigration reform movement.