Programs

Student Support Services hosts programs of varying formats to raise awareness, provide support, develop community and engage the community in learning about first generation, lower income, and/or undocumented students.

SPRING QUARTER 2017

Know Your Rights & Creating an Immigration Safety Plan Workshop
Monday, April 17
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Community Lounge, Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Given the current national climate around immigration, it is important to be informed and prepared with a safety plan for you, family, friends, partners and/or loved ones. The National Immigrant Justice Center will present a training on Know Your Rights and creating an Immigration Safety Plan.  Dinner will be provided.
 

National Institutions Coming Out Day in support of Undocumented students
Wednesday, April 19
All Day
In recogntion of National Institutions Coming Out Day, a campaign initiated by United We Dream, we are reaffirming our support for the undocumented UChicago community and highlighting the work of students, administrators and faculty who have advocated and increased awareness of, services and support for undocumented immigrants at the University of Chicago. Pledge your support to undocumented students using the hashtag #UndocUChicago

First-Generation Faculty Panel & Student Mixer
Tuesday, April 25
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Community Lounge, Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Join us for a panel of faculty members who were first-generation college students. Professors Loretta Au (Statistics), Jason MacLean (Neurobiology) and Salikoko Mufwene (Linguistics) will share their experiences navigating academia (undergrad, graduate school, and beyond) as the first in their family to attend college and graduate school. After the panel, undergraduate and graduate students will join together for a first-generation student mixer. Dinner provided.
Please RSVP via Wufoo so we know how much dinner to order!
https://uchicagograd.wufoo.com/forms/first-generation-faculty-panel-and-mixer/

Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented parents and their children:
Book discussion and Q&A with NYU Steinhardt Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa
Wednesday, May 3rd
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Community Lounge, Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.
There are now nearly four million children born in the United States who have undocumented immigrant parents. In the current debates around immigration reform, policymakers often view immigrants as an economic or labor market problem to be solved, but the issue has a very real human dimension. Immigrant parents without legal status are raising their citizen children under stressful work and financial conditions, with the constant threat of discovery and deportation that may narrow social contacts and limit participation in public programs that might benefit their children. Immigrants Raising Citizens offers a compelling description of the everyday experiences of these parents, their very young children, and the consequences these experiences have on their children’s development. Join us for a book discussion and Q&A with NYU Steinhardt Professor Hirokazu Yoshikawa.
First 40 UChicago students to sign up will get a free copy of Immigrants Raising Citizens! RSVP here: https://ucinclusion.wufoo.com/forms/kivv1cu12my4le/

UndocuArts Showcase
Tuesday, May 9
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Community Lounge, Center for Identity + Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave.

 

WINTER QUARTER 2017


Know Your Rights Workshop & Legal Immigration Screenings with the National Immigrant Justice Center
January 28 - 11AM-2PM, School of Social Service Administration, Room E-1
More event details here
In partnership with: Center for College Student Success, National Immigrant Justice Center, Pozen Center for Human Rights, School of Social Service Administration, Sidley Austin, LLP, and the University Coalition for Immigrant Rights


Don't Tell Anyone Screening & Discussion with Angy Rivera,
February 16 - 6PM at Center for Identity + Inclusion, Community Lounge, 5710 S. Woodlawn Avenue
In partnership with: Center for College Student Success

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented & Coming of Age in America, Discussion & Book Signing with Roberto Gonzalez
February 27 - 6PM at Knapp Center Auditorium, 900 East 57th
Register Here
In partnership with: Campus and Student Life, Center for College Student Success