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PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Legal advocate explains the situation for DACA and Dreamers

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Legal advocate explains the situation for DACA and Dreamers
Estefany Nuñez, Maria Ceja, Mercy Sosa, and Robbie Pierce December 17, 2020
DACA was fully reinstated this month but faces legal challenges such as an upcoming court case Dec. 22. In this bilingual podcast, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights advocate Andrés Guerra explains how to apply and what to watch for when applying.

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Defensor legal explica la situación de DACA y Dreamers

PODCAST SPOTLIGHT: Defensor legal explica la situación de DACA y Dreamers
Estefany Nuñez, Maria Ceja, Mercy Sosa, and Robbie Pierce December 17, 2020
DACA estaba completamente reinstalada al principio de este mes, pero hay desafíos legales como un juicio en Dec. 22. En este podcast bilingüe, el defensor legal para la Coalición por los Derechos Humanos de Inmigrantes Andrés Guerra explica como aplicar y lo que deberían vigilar para cuando apliquen.

DACA reinstated for first time since 2017

A judge ordered the Trump administration to fully reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was ended in 2017. Program coordinator for the Dreamer Resource Center Erik Ramirez said DACA will protect undocumented young immigrants from deportation and let them work lawfully. Screenshot taken via Zoom.
Estefany Nuñez December 9, 2020
A judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security to reinstate the DACA program this week and accept new applicants.

CSU chancellor and faculty at odds over ethnic studies requirement implementation

Gerardo Zavala November 5, 2020
Sacramento State University’s Faculty Senate endorsed the Ethnic Studies Department’s resolution in response to the Chancellor’s Office implementation of Assembly Bill 1460 and offered revisions during its meeting Thursday.

Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta urges students to vote, condemns racism

Labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta speaks during a campaign rally with former President Bill Clinton on March 20, 2016 at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Huerta spoke on voting, the national census and anti-racism at a virtual event hosted by Sacramento State's Serna Center Friday.
Katerina Graziosi and Mercy Sosa October 9, 2020
Sacramento State’s Serna Center held a virtual event featuring civil rights icon Dolores Huerta on the importance of voting, the census and active anti-racism Friday via Zoom.

Incoming CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro discusses COVID-19 plans and priorities

Incoming CSU chancellor and Fresno State president Joseph Castro discusses his plans for campuses on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 as he prepares to take office on Jan. 4, 2021. Castro addressed the virtual spring semester, funding for police departments and diversity across the 23 campuses. Screenshot by Jenna Cooper via Zoom.
Jenna Cooper October 1, 2020
Incoming CSU chancellor Joseph Castro discussed his plans for the 23 CSU campuses to CSU student press. Castro spoke on COVID-19, diversity, university police departments, financial budgets and his top priorities as chancellor as he prepares to take office.

Sac State’s Fall 2020 Convocation addresses anti-racism efforts in higher education

Shaun Harper (left) and Ibram X. Kendi were the keynote speakers for the Sacramento State Fall 2020 Convocation held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Harper and Kendi shared their research and experience on the topic of anti-racism. Screenshots by Jenna Cooper via Zoom/collage by Max Connor.
Jenna Cooper and Samaha Samy September 30, 2020
Sacramento State held its Fall 2020 Convocation with featured speakers Ibram X. Kendi and Shaun Harper. The theme was “Advancing Our Commitment to Anti-racism.” Kendi, Harper, President Nelsen and more expanded on how we can instill anti-racism at Sac State.

Jewish Sac State students celebrate High Holidays at home during pandemic

Political science major Lexi Nicodemus, right, attended Yom Kippur services virtually this year while wearing her kippah and tallit. Background photos courtesy of Hillel at Davis and Sacramento. Foreground photo courtesy of Lexi Nicodemus. Graphic by Chris Wong.
Isabelle Juarez September 30, 2020
Some ways Jewish students at Sac State are changing how they celebrate the High Holidays amid COVID-19: care packages from their synagogues, breakout sessions and virtual services.

Sac State hosts diversity trainer Jane Elliott, known for ‘Blue eyes/Brown eyes’ exercise

Jane Elliott displayed her
Gavin Rock and Jenna Cooper September 16, 2020
Jane Elliott, known for her “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise, discussed her knowledge and experience on challenging racist beliefs to Sacramento State students via Zoom Wednesday.

New ethnic studies requirement signed into law by Gov. Newsom

A demonstrator holds a sign advocating for AB 1460 in the University Union at a Faculty Senate meeting Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Sacramento State's Faculty Senate discussed the ethnic studies department’s resolution in opposition to the CSU Chancellor’s Office’s proposed implementation of the bill.
Gerardo Zavala and Isabelle Juarez September 16, 2020
AB 1460 was signed into law, requiring all CSU undergraduates to complete a course in ethnic studies, beginning with the class of 2024-2025.
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