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Rio Hondo College Newspaper

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Rio Hondo College Newspaper

El Paisano

Immigration awareness from undocumented students

Students Without Borders club will bring awareness to immigration issues this month by hosting their “Coming Out of the Shadows” events, which will represent undocumented students as immigration issues and personal experiences will be discussed.

The first event that the club held was a film screening of the Oscar winning documentary “Inocente” on April 8 in the Student Union. The movie follows a 15-year-old undocumented girl who is named Inocente. The movie shows her experiences with homelessness but also the fact she has the ambition on becoming a painter.

The struggles that Inocente faced tugged emotions for some Rio students that attended the viewing. Once the movie ended Student Without Borders club President, Prudencio Merino, informed the students about Inocente’s current lifestyle and her accomplishments.

Merino expressed, “These events are meant to bring awareness regarding the topic of immigration and how it affects our everyday life as undocumented students, youth and our families.”

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Another Students Without Borders club member, Paola De La O, stated that she hopes more students show up to the events to inform themselves and possibly other undocumented students about the on campus club.

The next event for the month is “Story of Me/ Story of Us” on April 15 from 12 p.m. -1 p.m, in which undocumented students will share their stories.

“Art Walk” will be the third event that will interpret immigration from art on April 22 from 11:30-
1 p.m.

A film screening of “A Better Life” will be the last event on April 23 from 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All of these upcoming events will be held in SU201.

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