Trainings

Dreamer 101 Training 

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.


Educator Resources

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.

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Know Your Rights Graphic

UTSA Know Your Rights Graphic


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

Dreamer ALLY training is led by the UTSA DRC for students, staff, and faculty. The 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.

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Upcoming Trainings

Dreamer ALLY Training

  • Thursday, October 24 (Students)
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Pecan, Student Union (SU 2.01.26)
  • Tuesday, November 19 (Students)
    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Pecan, Student Union (SU 2.01.26)

Know Your Rights Training

  • Thursday, September 19  (Faculty and Staff)
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.  
    Pecan, Student Union (SU 2.01.26)
  • Thursday, October 17
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    TBD
  • Thursday, Novemeber 21
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Pecan, Student Union (SU 2.01.26)

 

TASFA/Scholarship Workshop

  • Tuesday, September 24 
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Hidalgo, H.E.B. Student Union (HSU 2.214)
  • Friday, October 25
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Hidalgo, H.E.B. Student Union (HSU 2.214)
  • Thursday, November 7
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Hidalgo, H.E.B. Student Union (HSU 2.214)

 

Film Screening and Discussion

  • Thursday, October 10 (The River and the Wall)
    4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  
    Retama, Student Union (SU 2.02.02)

 

Employment/Internship Workshop

  • Monday, November 11 
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  
    Willow, Student Union (SU 2.02.12)

 

Reception for Graduating Dreamers

  • Tuesday, December 3
    4 p.m. - 6 p.m.  
    TBD