Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Training
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The Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings began in 2012 with the introduction of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) referendum presented by President Barack Obama. The trainings were successfully offered through a collaboration by the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) and the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL). These trainings are modeled after UndocuPeers: Liberating Campus Climate training developed by United We Dream’s (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. To date, over 350 faculty, staff, and students have completed the Share the Dream trainings as part of a University-wide effort to support undocumented students.
The Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings provide the Loyola community with skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students; they aim to generate knowledge for self-learning; and they increase on-campus support for and the inclusion of undocumented students. Upon completing the training, trainees receive a placard that recognizes them as allies and as points of support for undocumented students on campus. The goal is that participants display these placards in their work area to invite questions and/or dialogue about the issues that impact this community.
Trainings are held several times a year and are open to faculty, staff, and students. It is important that trainees commit to the entire two hours in order to receive all of the information they need in order to support this community.
Below is a list of people who have completed the training since the 2015-2016 academic year and the departments they represent.
|Melissa Bagdon||Housing Assignments Coordinator||Residence Life|
|Andrea Beaumont||Pre-Health Advisor, Engineering Science||Career Development Center|
|Hannah Goheen||Program Coordinator||SDMA|
|Sylvia Brown-Hood||Program Coordinator||Graduate School Outreach Services|
|Aurora Chang||Assistant Professor||School of Education|
|Heather Crews||Administrative Assistant||Modern Languages & Literature|
|Celia-Luisa Cuddeback||Clinical Social Worker||Loyola Community and Family Services|
|Raven Curling||Assistant Director, Student Employment||Career Development Center|
|Minerva Ahumada||Assistant Professor, Philosophy||Arrupe College|
|Ernest Fernandez||Social Worker||Arrupe College|
|Héctor García||Professor & Director Latin American and Latino Studies Program||Modern Languages & Literature|
|Paige Gardner||Assistant Dean of Students||Dean of Students Office|
|Sarah Shabaan||Assistant Dean of Student Success||Arrupe College|
|Isabel Reyes||Assistant Director of Admissions||Arrupe College|
|Kathryn Jackson||Director||Career Development Center|
|Jim Johnson||Associate Director, Pre-Health Advising||
Career Development Center
|Katherine Kaufka Walts, JD||Director||Center for the Human Rights of Children|
|Mark Kuczewski||Director||Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine|
|Kaylee Hartman||Program Coordinator||Student Activities & Greek Affairs|
|Leah Pasquesi||Academic Advisor||First & Second Year Advising|
|Brendan McCarthy||Digital Media Specialist||Information Technology Services|
|Tom Regan, S.J.
||Dean||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Richard Renfro||Director||Loyola Community and Family Services|
|Jon Rosenfield||Career Advisor||Career Development Center|
|Linda Russell||Manager||Human Resources|
|Roy Saldaña Jr.||Director||Achieving College Excellence|
|Lori Salinas||Assistant Director||Adult & Transfer Center|
|Peter Sanchez||Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator||Political Science|
|Lauren Sanchez||Senior Academic Advisor||College of Arts & Sciences|
|Lauren Schwer||Associate Director||Campus Ministry|
|Stephanie Sferra Bassill||Academic Advisor||First & Second Year Advising|
|Antoaneta Topalova||Enrollment Advisor||Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing|
|Susan Wortman||Career Advisor||Career Development Center|