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PRESENTATION: Creating Safe Spaces for Undocumented Students
The following presentation on Loyola University Chicago’s “Undocumented Students Ally Trainings” program for undocumented students took place on January 10, 2017.
Loyola University Chicago’s Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office began their “Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings” in 2012 as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was being implemented. This video conference will provide an overview of the training sessions taking place with the Loyola community that focus on skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students. The training sessions aim to generate knowledge for self-learning; and they increase on-campus support for and the inclusion of undocumented students. Upon completing the training, trainees receive a placard that recognizes them as allies and as points of support for undocumented students on campus. The goal is that participants display these placards in their work area to invite questions and/or dialogue about the issues that impact this community.