DREAMing of Higher Education

Date(s) - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and Latin American and Latino Studies and Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program


Join the UIC Latino Cultural Center, Latin American and Latino Studies Program (LALS) and Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) in a panel discussion about the Illinois DREAM Act. Learn what this bill means, how it came to be, what are current plans to implement it, and how students, staff, and communities can play a role in moving it forward. Leaders from the African, Asian, Polish and Latino communities will share some of the challenges that undocumented students face accessing higher education as well as strategies that can make this bill successful.


  • Rigo Padilla & Carla Navoa, UIC students
  • Fred Tsao & Monica Starczuk, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, (ICIRR)
  • Natalia Delgado, Associate General Counsel Office of the Governor
  • Chikh Diop, United African Organization
  • Liz Barajas, UIC’s LARES
  • Professor Amalia Pallares, LALS

Poster: DREAMing of Higher Education [PDF]

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.


Contact Info

Name: Mario Lucero
Phone: 312-996-3095
Email: mlucer3@uic.edu


African American Cultural Center, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Latinos, Honors College, and the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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