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About Us 

At Moorpark College we are committed to providing a safe, supportive and welcoming educational environment for students who are undocumented and those who come from mixed status families. Through intentional events, services, and connections we aim to empower students, faculty, staff and the campus community. We offer: 

Advocacy & Engagement Events 

USAW is October 17-21, 2022. View the PDF for events all week. All links are clickable for Zoom registration on the PDF:

We support students who are undocumented and those who come from mixed status families on their academics, career, and beyond such as Meet and Greets & Undocumented Student Action Week.  

 

USAW WEEK KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Javier Zamora: Oct 19 @12PM

Registration Link

Moorpark College is proud to announce a Zoom webinar featuring author Javier Zamora on October 19th at 12:00pm with a discussion of his personal memoir “SOLITO.” This one hour long event will be held on Zoom and is free to the public with online registration and is part of Undocumented Student Action Week.

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador in 1990. When he was a year old, his father fled El Salvador due to the US-funded Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1992). His mother followed her husband’s footsteps in 1995 when Javier was about to turn five. Zamora was left at the care of his grandparents who helped raise him until he migrated to the US when he was nine. His first poetry collection, Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press, September 2017), explores some of these themes.

In his debut memoir, SOLITO (Hogarth, September 2022), Javier retells his nine-week odyssey across Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually through the Sonoran Desert. He travelled unaccompanied by boat, bus, and foot. After a coyote abandoned his group in Oaxaca, Javier managed to make it to Arizona with the aid of other migrants.

Zamora was a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University (Olive B. O'Connor), MacDowell, Macondo, the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation (Ruth Lilly)Stanford University (Stegner), and Yaddo. He is the recipient of a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowshipthe 2017 Narrative Prize, and the 2016 Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award for his work in the Undocupoets Campaign.

Javier Zamora headshot by Devaille

Education 

We inform and educate the campus community about the ever-changing political environment and share knowledge, updates, resources, and services to support students who are undocumented and come from mixed status families. This includes FREE Legal Immigration Services and workshops through the United Farm Workers Foundation. The Dreamers Workgroup collaborates to create further services and resources for students and professionals on campus.  

A Network of professional allies

We are on campus and we are committed to supporting students who are undocumented and those who come from mixed status families. Professional allies are familiar with the specific the needs, experiences of students and provide a safe space on-campus. 

Please feel free to reach out to us through email at mcdreamers@vcccd.edu with your questions!

DREAMer Counselors