Dream Center


UndocuWeek 2020

The Dream Center is hosting Undocu-week from October 12th-16th! Undocu-week is a week full of events and dialogues centered around discussing undocu-issues, uplifting undocumented student voices, and engaging members from our community and allies.

Each day is centered around a unique theme that embodies the diversity of the undocumented identity and realities of navigating the world while being undocumented. Existing while being undocumented means to be: cultivating, trailblazing, boundless, innovative, and joyous.

Follow our page to find ways you can interact with your community and support undocumented students!

Monday, October 12- My Existence is Cultivating 

Why Cultivating: Undocumented students often have to cultivate many spaces — spaces for learning and educating, spaces for healing, and spaces for simply existing. The mere existence of undocumented students challenges institutions to be more inclusive. Join us on our first day of undocu-week as we celebrate the complexities of the undocumented identity and cultivate spaces for learning and healing.


time facilitator description Zoom Link
*Cultivating Learning: Q+A Session with Immigrant Legal Defense 12:00PM-1:00PM Vania Agama, Dream Center Coordinator


Join us for a Q+A session with immigration attorneys from Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD), as we cultivate a learning space as attorneys answer some of our most requested questions and debunk immigration myths!

Tuesday, October 13- My Existence is Trailblazing

Why Trailblazing: Undocumented students are trailblazers: they are beyond stereotypes and authors of their own narrative and stories. As trailblazers, undocumented students are constantly overcoming barriers and challenges. As a result, it is important to share undocu-stories and uplift narratives that highlight the diversity of undocumented student voices.


time facilitator description location
Trailblazing: Sharing Our Stories. Workshop on storytelling and breaking the Dreamer narrative. 4:00PM-5:00PM

Vania Agama, Dream Center Coordinator 


This story-telling workshop will give an opportunity for participants to reflect and learn to speak about their story beyond a Dreamer narrative.

Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/undocuweekD2

Wednesday, October 14- My Existence is Boundless

Why Boundless: Boundless was the word chosen by our speaker, Ernesto Rocha. Boundless represents the idea of greatness and resilience. It represents the face that a community can not be held back no matter the circumstances.


time Keynote speaker description location
My Existence is Boundless 3:00PM-4:00PM

Ernesto Rocha (undocubae)


Boundless: Conversation with Ernesto Rocha (undocubae) on navigating the world as unapologetically queer. Zoom: tinyurl.com/undocuweekD3

Wednesday, October 15- My Existence is Innovative

Why Innovative: When things outside of our control limit us, we are able to find a way around it. Innovation is a term widely used in the tech industry and STEM field but as undocu-folk, we are taking the steps to make it our own. Innovation means looking past the barriers that exist and creating our own paths, and for us, this may look like our passion, a hobby, a business, or as we like to call it: an undocu-hustle.


time Keynote speaker/ Facilitator description location
Dreaming of Grad School: Resources for Undocumented Students presentation with Career Services 2:00PM-3:00PM

Lily Holzner (Career Services)

Vania Agama Ramirez (Dream Center Coordinator)


Come learn more about the process of applying to graduate school! Open to the entire campus community!
Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/DreamingofGrad
My Existence is Innovative 4:00PM-5:00PM Bo Thai (illegal_drip)
We are beyond excited to have our guest speaker, Bo Thai (illegal_drip), join us for a conversation about undocu-hustles, creating your own business as an undocumented person. An entrepreneur and artist, Bo was able to set up his own clothing brand and company. We hope to learn more about his story, challenges he experienced, and his accomplishments, as well as tips on how we can put ourselves on a similar path.
Join us for a chance to win free gear from Illegal Drip!
Zoom: tinyurl.com/undocuweekD4

Friday, October 16- My Existence is Joy

Why Joy: The Dream Center staff invites you to joyously celebrate the end of Cal Poly’s undocu-week,  The undocu-community’s existence is shaped by joy — joy for our culture, identities, and stories. The act of being joyous is a resistance and celebration of resilience, truth, and radical self love.


time facilitator description location
Celebrating our Undocu-JOY 3:00PM-4:00PM

Vania Agama, Dream Center Coordinator 


Through this closing event enjoy fun activities made by our center for a community gathering. We would like to thank you for staying with us throughout this week and showing your support to the undocumented community with the Dream Center. Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/undocuweekclosing

Join Our Online Campaign

  • Follow us on our Instagram page and to be featured in our posts! IG: @calpolydreamcenter 
  • Download the undocu-week Instagram template attached to this email (and also found on our online toolkit). Fill out the flyer showing why you support undocumented students and submit it here. We will feature the posts on our IG! We encourage individuals, clubs, departments, and everyone to join!
  • Download our Undocu-week Zoom background!
  • All downloadable images can also be found on our online toolkit here.
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