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The past participants of the DukeEngage Tucson program and Mi Gente have invited Josue Saldivar, community activist and DACA recipient, to speak at Duke on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Saldivar will discuss the challenges faced by undocumented students who wish to attend college, as well as his experience advocating for equal college access in the Tucson community.
Saldivar’s activism began with work for ScholarshipsA-Z, an organization that provides resources to students, parents, and educators to help improve access to higher education for students regardless of their immigration status. He has also worked with Mariposas sin Fronteras, a group that seeks to end systematic violence against LGBTQ people held in prison and immigration detention, and Red de Redes, a coalition of organizations dedicated to protesting abuses that impact their communities.
This talk is an opportunity for DukeEngage Tucson participants to reconnect with the focus of their DukeEngage program and encourage the integration of immigration activism into experiences back on campus. Saldivar will be speaking on Saturday at 6:30p.m. in Von Cannon Hall in the Bryan Center. All Duke students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.