UNM Dream Team Participates in Alternative Spring Break in California

April 4, 2014 - Christopher Ramirez

UNM Dream TeamSeven students from the UNM Dream Team and the university traveled to Los Angeles for the "Building Dreams" Alternative Spring Break to learn, share and bring back resources about immigrant rights and organizing from student and community groups.

 Students met and worked with students and staff from California State University-Long Beach and University of California-Los Angeles as well as community groups including the Dream Resource Center and National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON).

Students also attended a community art event at the Floricanto Center for the Performing Arts to learn more about artivism. In addition to learning about immigration and organizing, students re-learned about artivism, building relationships and campus/community partnerships to support access and success for undocumented students and families. Students were also hosted by the UCLA Bruin Resource Center to learn about graduate and professional opportunities. The UNM Dream Team wants to thank the students, our partners in Los Angeles and our partners who supported us in Albuquerque including Community Engagement Center, El Centro de la Raza, ENLACE and Office of Student Affairs.