UC-wide class: California Immigrant Youth Movement

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UC-wide class: California Immigrant Youth Movement

California Immigrant Youth Movement: Past, Present, and Future is a 10-week class taught by Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center in the Winter Quarter from January 5 to March 9, 2022. For the first time ever, it will be offered to undocumented UC students statewide. The class meets in-person at UCLA and will accommodate students from other campuses around the state via Zoom. Class time is divided between lecture, discussion, and group projects.

The class will work on the fourth book in a series and prepare for the Immigrant Youth Empowerment Conference in May 2022. The theme this year is Art and Activism. This is an exciting endeavor to capture various forms of cultural expression that immigrant youth leaders bring to the movement for immigration policy reform. Students will submit creative projects – poetry, written word, songs, and so on to be included in the book. The May conference draws about 1,000 participants from high schools, CSUs and UCs from the region. The class will set the conference program that typically includes about ten concurrent workshops.

UC Berkeley is the only UC on a semester cycle so the quarter will overlap a bit with vacation. You can petition to take the class with your academic advisor and find a faculty sponsor. Please reach out to Anibel Ferus-Comelo if you need a faculty sponsor.