The Oak Leaf

SRJC nursing student Jocelyn Zhaori Contreras-Toscano is vice chair of Student Life and co-chair of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanista de Aztlán (MEChA). She flew into the U.S. at age 2 on the lap of a stranger and talked with the Oak Leaf about the difficulties of being undocumented.

This is my home: Three SRJC students share what it means to be undocumented

May 14, 2019

A fractured identity. Unable to travel freely. Feeling unwelcome in the place they’ve made home. Such are the circumstances for millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of a better life — and for three Santa Rosa Junior Co...

Tuesday's board meeting on SRJC's Petaluma campus where MEChA again requested the administration approve a $3-an-hour raise to student-workers' wages.

SRJC student-workers continue to push for increased wages

February 24, 2019

A combination of high living expenses, low student-worker wages and a lack of financial aid threatens the academic future of many Santa Rosa Junior College students. To improve their prospects, student-workers will again lobby college officials at Mond...

Illustration by Julia Modell.

I am one of the 800,000

April 17, 2018

I was eating breakfast on April 2 when I saw on my phone that President Donald Trump tweeted “DACA is dead.” Anger and fear grabbed ahold of me. I felt lost and hopeless. That day has haunted me since. Every day I go out to the streets in fear of b...

Los estudiantes, el personal y los miembros de la facultad de SRJC se unieron a la comunidad en apoyo de la reforma migratoria.

“¡Nos sirven!” Los estudiantes de SRJC lideran la huelga de inmigración

March 8, 2018

Estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad marcharon por derechos de inmigración desde Santa Rosa Junior College hasta el Ayuntamiento de Santa Rosa ayer y exigieron un proyecto de ley de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) que permitirá...

Los estudiantes, el personal y los miembros de la facultad de SRJC se unieron a la comunidad en apoyo de la reforma migratoria.

“They serve us!” SRJC students lead immigration walkout

March 6, 2018

Students and community members marched for immigration rights from Santa Rosa Junior College to Santa Rosa City Hall yesterday and demanded a clean Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) bill that will allow Dreamers to extend their temporary prote...

Los manifestantes muestran un cartel de

#DefenderDACA

December 13, 2017

¿Sabía que hay cerca de 11.3 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados viviendo en los Estados Unidos? Se estima que entre 7,000 y 13,000 están matriculados en universidades. Ya sea que crea que DACA debe continuar o no, es importante considerar qu...

Los manifestantes muestran un cartel de

#Defend DACA

December 12, 2017

Did you know there are close to 11.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States? An estimated 7,000 to 13,000 are enrolled in colleges throughout the U.S. Whether you believe DACA should continue or not, it’s important to consider wh...

UndocuFund is just one of several organizations raising money for undocumented fire victims.

UndocuFund ayuda a personas indocumentadas

November 18, 2017

En respuesta a la destrucción que los incendios de North Bay que causaron a la comunidad de inmigrantes indocumentados, el programa UndocuFund comenzó a recaudar fondos para ayudar a las víctimas del incendio que no son representadas y que no pueden...

UndocuFund is just one of several organizations raising money for undocumented fire victims.

Organizations raise funds for undocumented fire victims

November 18, 2017

In response to the destruction the North Bay fires caused to the community of undocumented immigrants, the UndocuFund program began raising funds to help victims of the fire who are not represented and who can not receive federal assistance. An estim...

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