With a focus on student safety and well-being, this guide is designed to provide general information and links to resources about anti-oppression and related topics such as diversity, inclusion, and social justice for the UNLV academic community. Intended to be non-partisan, many resources offered here are for everyone regardless of political affiliation or viewpoint. In some cases, resources and links related to issues and specific policies proposed by elected officials are part of this guide as these issues and proposed policies directly impact professional and personal lives of members of our community, such as immigrants or people of color.
We would like to offer our appreciation to the following individuals and other valued colleagues who contributed to the development of this guide.
Christine Clark, Professor, Teaching & Learning
Brittany Fiedler, Teaching & Learning Librarian
Mariana Sarmiento Hernández
Sue Wainscott, Engineering Librarian
This guide seeks to serve as a starting point and is not meant to be exhaustive. It is our goal to continue its development in response to evolving needs of the community. We welcome suggestions from all members of the UNLV academic community.
If you have feedback about this guide or would like to suggest additional resources, please contact Sue Wainscott, Engineering Librarian
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Immigration has been a topic of national conversation. Some of that conversation has been focused on undocumented immigrants in the United States and on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Status of DACA is uncertain at this time. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Renew DACA today at the Immigration Law Clinic.
Stay up-to-date about DACA: https://ww.nilc.org/issues/daca/ and https://immigrantsrising.org/start-here/beyond-daca/
The UNLV Undocumented Students Program has helpful information and resources for UNLV students.
Below you will find a list of resources that might help Undocumented/DACAmented students and those individuals who want to find ways to support Undocumented/DACAmented students.
Undocumented/Documented college students and youth are also often referred to as DREAMers. Learn more about the DREAM Act: proposed legislation that would benefit them, on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DREAM_Act
Read this profile of Mariana Sarmiento, From Dreamer to Dream Come True
Patler, C. (2018). To reveal or conceal: How diverse undocumented youth navigate legal status disclosure. Sociological Perspectives. https://doi.org/10.1177/0731121418775092
Vaquera, E., Aranda, E., & Sousa-Rodriguez, I. (2017). Emotional challenges of undocumented young adults: Ontological security, emotional capital, and well-being. Social Problems, 64 (2), 298-314. (subscription access only - at this link is available to UNLV students and employees)
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