Join HEFAS for their 6th annual summit hosted online June 5th and 7th dedicated to immigrant workers and families! HEFAS is the undocumented student organization at De Anza College, a community college in Cupertino, California, dedicated to empowering students, building leaders, and promoting social justice for undocumented immigrants. Any one is welcome to join the event anywhere across the country.
HEFAS says, “The theme of our summit this year is centered around ‘Social Solidarity: Immigrant Workers and Communities.’ During the current COVID-19 pandemic our families and communities in essential work positions are working hard to support us while endangering their lives. Yet they have been continuously discriminated against in the past and now more than ever. This summit, we want to support our families and communities who are in these essential positions directly. This includes providing a platform for and donating to farmworkers, janitors, house cleaners, family restaurants, and more. Please join us in learning about the essential experience of immigrant workers and supporting them through direct donation and advocacy.”
Dates and Times:
Friday June 5th, 10:30am to 12:30pm Pacific Time (1:30pm to 3:30pm East Coast Time)
Sunday June 7th, 12pm to 2pm Pacific Time (3pm to 5pm East Coast Time)
Register here! Once you register, HEFAS will send you more information on how you can join them on their Zoom Webinars.
For more information about HEFAS, please feel free to contact them directly:
Phone: (408) 864-5559
As part of the summit, HEFAS is suggesting you donate to any of the following organizations that will directly benefit immigrant workers and families: Center for Farmworker Families; Sacred Heart; California Domestic Worker Coalition / Mujeres Unidas Y Activas
Rachel is a PhD student in the Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies where she is a Research Associate for the Civil Rights Project and the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education. She has worked closely with undocumented youth in several regions including California, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC. Rachel has also worked in the higher education sector for Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, MassBay Community College, Bunker Hill Community College, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in philosophy from the University of Chicago.
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