Beyond Sanctuary: How Colleges and Universities Can Support Their DACAmented and Undocumented Students

Generation Progress Action logoIn the wake of the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, conversations on how student organizers can work with school administrators to implement polices that are supportive of both DACAmented and undocumented students are more important than ever. Beyond the sanctuary campus movement, we must start talking about the role institutional leaders and campus organizers have in drumming up support for the passage of a clean Dream Act while at the same time working to implement school policies that will support those students who will not be protected or supported by such legislation.

As a part of Defend Our Dreams campaign, please join the youth advocacy and engagement arm of the Center for American Progress Action Fund – Generation Progress Action, as well as college and university leaders to discuss policies, best practices, and shared actions that can be taken to support all of our students that are #heretolearn.

This event is now being hosted by our sister organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Introductory remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured keynote:
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Panelist introductions:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured panelists:
Laura Emiko Soltis, Executive Director, Freedom University

Shapri LoMaglio, Vice President for Government and External Relations, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Monica Sibri, Founder, City University of New York DREAMers

Juan Belman, Organizer with University Leadership Initiative and University of Texas at Austin Alumnus

Moderated by:

Charlotte Hancock, Program Director, Higher Ed, Not Debt Action


1333 H St NW, Washington, DC, United States

Additional information


Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.
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