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UndocuQueer Conference

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Continental Breakfast/Check In: 9:00am-9:30am

Welcome: 9:30am-9:45am
Session 1: 9:50am-10:40am

UndocuAlly Training for Students

Hugo Garcia Villa and Yarin Garcia
The Undocumented Student Peer Ally Training provides campus communities with skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students; they aim to generate knowledge for self-learning; and they increase on-campus support for and the inclusion of undocumented students.
Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students

LGBTQ+ Ally Training for Students 

Amira Caluya and Matthew Jeffries
The LGBTQ+ Ally Training for Students provides an overview of how students can be allies to their peers. We will cover terminology, how to recover from mistakes, and issues facing queer immigrant communities.
Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students 

Session 2: 10:50am-11:40am

Rapid Response

Linda Vargas
In this presentation, the presenter will discuss how student leaders talk to the community to foster an understanding of support for undocumented students, followed by how communities can respond when ICE is near.
Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students; Higher Education Administrators; Faculty 

Transgender Faculty at Institutions of Higher Education

Bucky McKenzie
Even though there has been more transgender visibility on college campuses, knowledge about the workplace experiences of transgender faculty remains limited (Pitcher, 2017). This research aims to make others aware of the work experiences some transgender faculty encounter, the microaggressions they may face, and the ways in which such transgender faculty at institutions of higher education have overcome such adversity to be successful in their position.
Higher Education Administrators; Faculty 

Keynote Speaker and Lunch: 11:45am-1:00pm

Session 3: 1:10pm-2:30pm

Know Your Rights & Deportation Defense Planning 

Karen Guzmxn
What is the governments burden of proof? And how does that apply when knowing our rights as immigrant communities? In this workshop we are going to explore recent immigration updates, revisit Know Your Rights (KYR) material with a focus on crimmigration and analyzing how the deportation machine works and is funded. Additionally, we will layout how families can create deportation defense plans that can be stored at home or for when they travel.
Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students

Mental Health for the People

Andrea Salazar-Nuñez
Mental Health for the people is a workshop for marginalized individuals who are looking for help navigating the mental health system and seeking mental health care. Topics addressed will include terms used in mental health services, types of services, alternative sources of support, and unpacking the western/colonized perspective of psychology and mental health.
Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students; Higher Education Administrators 

 Session 4: 2:40pm-4:00pm 

Re-Birth of Color

Celeste Estrada
Rebirth of Color is a black canvas painting activity that is designed to help students reflect on personal and or societal struggles. The goal is to guide them to transform these struggles into a more hopeful/colorful mindset.
Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students; Higher Education Administrators; Faculty