Immigrant Awareness Week

Immigrant Awareness Week 2023

The Center for Belonging and Social Change is hosting its first Immigrant Awareness Week to inform our constituencies about facts around immigration; inform DACA prospective students about admissions process, and to have a space and time to share our immigrant stories. These series of virtual events will explore the understanding on current topics around immigration, and to strengthen the relationships between the immigrant community at OSU and its allies.

For more information about this week, please contact Indra Leyva Cook.

March 27, 2023
Documentary/ Movie
Trafficked in America

This documentary shines new light on a labor trafficking case in which Guatemalan teens were forced by a third-party contractor to work against their will at Trillium Farms in Ohio, a major egg producer. The investigative team exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, the companies who profited from their forced labor, and how U.S. government policies and practices helped to deliver some teens directly to their traffickers.

Distributed by PBS Distribution.


March 28, 2023
BuckIdream  Session Update
Alonso Family Room
3-5 p.m.

This is a workshop for allies and advocates at The Ohio State University, to attend, you must of have attended BuckIDream workshops in the past 2 years as this will be providing updates and additional resources.


March 29, 2023
DACA Transfer and Change Student Session
6 p.m.

If you are planning to transfer to OSU or are a Change student coming to Columbus next year or would just like to explore the idea of transferring, then you should join us for a virtual info session to learn more about the transfer process to OSU for students with DACA status.

Register here for the session.


March 30, 2023
Dreamers and their Nightmares; A Reflection of the Country that we Love.
6 p.m.

During this hour session, attendees will learn about the nightmares that dreamers, DACA and mixed status students face while navigating life as social citizens.

Register here


March 31, 2023
The Immigrant's emotional Transformation
6 p.m.

Immigrants go to a series of emotional transitions that occur when they are uprooted from their cultural environment and transplant into a new and unfamiliar environment. This presentation will address the emotional transitions commonly found in immigrants as they transform during their immigration journey. This presentation will be delivered by Dr. Erendira Garcia-Lopez and Lorena Mowry.

Register here