Undocu-Student Week set for Feb. 28-March 4

Undocu-Student Week set for Feb. 28-March 4

Undocu-Student Week is put on by Titan Dreamers, University Ministry and the Science Technology and Race Learning Community to help raise awareness about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and undocumented students on campus, as well as create opportunities to engage in the work of social justice.

Detroit Mercy has five events planned during the week of Feb. 28 to March 4, with both in-person and virtual options.

Students have a chance to win gift cards or Apple AirPods through their involvement during the week. A $50 gift card for local businesses will be raffled off for Detroit Mercy students who attend a Bridges not Fences panel. Students must register for each event to be entered into the raffle.

For each event attended during Undocu-Student Week, students will also receive an additional entry for a chance to win the AirPods.

A look at the events during the week:

Bridges not Fences panel: Immigration Policy and Race

  • Tuesday, March 1 (6:30-8:30 p.m., Zoom)
  • Learn about U.S. policies and join in the discussion on immigration policy and its intersection with racism.
  • Register for the panel.

Titan Dreamers Tabling

  • Wednesday, March 2 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m., outside McNichols Campus Library)
  • The Titan Dreamers will be raising awareness about DACA, and undocumented students and giving out coffee and treats.

Advocacy 101: A Student Workshop

  • Thursday, March 3 (12:45-1:45 p.m., Architecture Exhibition Space)
  • How can you, as a student, be an activist? In light of our Jesuit and Mercy values, what does it mean to “do the work of justice?”
  • This workshop will be led by Jose Arnulfo Cabrera from the Ignatian Solidarity Network.

Bridges not Fences panel: Immigration and Social Identities

  • Thursday, March 3 (6:30-8:30 p.m., Life Sciences, room 113)
  • Learn about the impact of social identity and its influence on how it shapes the immigrant experience.
  • Register for the panel.

Stations of the Cross: Through the lens of Immigration

  • Friday, March 4 (6:30 p.m., Gesu Parish Church)
  • A Lenten tradition for many Christian faiths, join in prayer as we walk with Christ through experiences of our migrant brothers and sisters.

All in-person events require participants to wear masks.

For more information, please contact Sr. Erin McDonald, CSJ, at mcdonaej@udmercy.edu.