Danza Dreams Presents: Dismantling Walls Scholarship Fundraiser
Wednesday, October 21 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Online - via Zoom
Join the School of Education for Danza Dreams presents: Dismantling Walls Scholarship Fundraiser! Through a panel conversation, music and art, the event will highlight the strength and beauty of undocumented voices. We are grateful to welcome OmeDJ who will kick off the celebration with music - and we are honored that the following panelists, renowned activists & community organizers, have volunteered to share their insights & talents:
- Ernesto Rocha (undocubae) is an organizer, storyteller, transformational coach, TEDx Speaker, and presenter. His organizing experience include working and advocating for immigrant rights and low wage workers in various industries and sectors; he currently serves as the Membership Director at Community Coalition. From organizing to storytelling, Ernesto uses the power of story to explore identity formation as a process of personal empowerment and liberation. He is a sought-after speaker at universities, conventions and conferences serving as the Master of Ceremonies, keynote presenter and performer. His stories have reached notable platforms including TEDx, Jubilee Media and KPCC’s Unheard LA. His most recent venture was launching “Loose Accents”, an original podcast that celebrates the brilliance and struggle of growing up undocumented, queer and poor in the United States. He is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelors in Political Science and Chicana/o Studies.
- Armando Ibañez is a Latinx queer filmmaker from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. Armando is the writer and director of the award-winning YouTube series Undocumented Tales, a story that follows the journey of a Mexican undocumented and queer server living in Los Angeles. The series has been screened around the country, at universities, community spaces, and film festivals including Outfest.
The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Manuel Alejandro Pérez, Vice President of Student Services at Cañada College.
The event is free to attend, and open to the public. We hope attendees will join us and will also consider a donation to the the School of Education’s Undocumented Student Scholarship fund. 100% of funds raised through the event will go to support the success of undocumented students within the USF School of Education. Can't make it to the event, but would like to support the scholarship fund? Give today (please designate gift as "School of Education Undocumented Student Scholarship")