DRC Info Session
Training is led by the UTSA DRC for students, staff, and faculty. The one-hour training provides an overview of the basic immigration rules and regulations that impact Dreamers at UTSA. This training also provides an overview of the resources and services offered by the UTSA DRC along with information about local initiatives aimed at supporting immigrants in San Antonio.
Dreamer ALLY training
Training is led by the UTSA DRC for students, staff, and faculty. The two-hour training provides an overview of the federal and state policies that impact the lives of Dreamers, students of mixed-status families, refugees, asylees, and individuals who have Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Additionally, training provides knowledge about the experiences of Dreamers, activities to reach a greater understanding of how the needs of Dreamers can be addressed, and tools to become allies and advocates. The training is revised regularly to reflect changes in state and federal policy.
Staff and faculty allies played an integral role in supporting UTSA Dreamers in their efforts to advocate for the opening of a Dreamer Resource Center at UTSA. The DRC believes in the critically important role of staff and faculty in creating safe and inclusive spaces for productive and positive dialogue to take place surrounding the immigrant community. The UTSA DRC encourages staff and faculty to participate in an ally training.
The DRC also offers shorter, customizable sessions for staff or faculty who would like invite the UTSA DRC to present to a specific group about the services offered and/or how staff and faculty can be more involved in supporting Dreamers at UTSA and in the community.
A Guide to Providing Mental Health Services to Immigrants Impacted by Changes to DACA and the COVID-19 Pandemic
American Council on Education: Remember the Dreamers
Cafecito y Plática de Colores: A Discussion on anti-Blackness and Racism in the Latinx/Chicanx Community (Recording)
For additional resources from 'Cafecito y Plática' please visit our External Resources.
Dreamer Ally Trainings will be held for staff and faculty throughout the summer. To find upcoming trainings and register, please visit: UTSA Human Resources Training & Development.
Student Ally Resources
The UTSA DRC believes that student allies are a critical part of creating a safe and inclusive environment for all Dreamers and students with mixed-status families. The UTSA DRC encourages students to participate in an ally training and also offers shorter, customizable sessions for student organizations who would like to be more involved in supporting Dreamers at UTSA and in the community.
If your student organization would like to have a UTSA DRC representative speak at your next meeting or connect you with a local non-profit which supports immigrant’s rights/actively engages in advocacy, please email, Dreamers@utsa.edu with the following information:
- Name of the student organization
- Reason for the invitation
- For example: “We request a 15-minute presentation about the resources provided by the UTSA DRC” or “We would like to volunteer with a local non-profit helping recently released migrants and would like to find out more about their services”
- Date of meeting that you are requesting a representative to attend
- Time and location of the meeting/event that you are requesting a representative to attend
Support Dreamers at UTSA
- Schedule a one-on-one advising session
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include preferred day & time
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