Murphy Institute for Worker Education
and Labor Studies - CUNY


Underground Undergrads:
A Conversation About the DREAM Act

Date: Monday, June 15, 2009

Time: 6PM to 8PM

Place: 25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
between 5th & 6th Avenues, Manhattan

This student publication, Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out, features the growing student movement around access to higher education for undocumented students. Written by the students themselves, eight moving stories of undocumented immigrant students from UCLA provide the focal point of Underground Undergrads. The stories are unique and diverse, but they all demonstrate the pain, financial hardship, and emotional distress these students face as well as their ultimate triumph when they graduate from UCLA. Underground Undergrads also serves as an educational and research tool by providing a summary of the history of legislation impacting undocumented students in higher education as well as a resource guide of organizations that advocate for student rights.


Kent Wong, Director for Labor Research and Education, UCLA

Matias Ramos, National Activist for the DREAM Act & Graduate, UCLA

Walter Barrientos, Co-Founder, New York State Youth Leadership Council & Graduate, Baruch College - CUNY

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