Creating Space: Making our classrooms and campus conscious of the needs of undocumented and “DACAmented” students

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Faculty and staff—hear local panelists discuss the experiences and barriers faced by undocumented and “DACAmented” students navigating our classrooms, campus and certain social interactions.

Facing family separations, limited access to resources, and the current social and political climate, this population of students has become even more vulnerable and is at risk of alienation.

Join us in raising awareness of the often unspoken challenges that students and family members face.


  • April Tovar—assistant director, Student Financial Services
  • Luz María Gordillo, Ph.D.—associate professor and program leader, Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, and Diversity Council chair
  • Rosalba Pitkin—diversity outreach specialist at Clark College, and with local community groups such as LULAC, Latino Community Resource Group and OneAmerica
  • María Pinacho—Board of Immigration Appeals representative for Lutheran Community Services Northwest
  • Katherine Rodela, Ph.D.—assistant professor, Educational Leadership in the Education Department
Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129
Who can participate: 
WSU Vancouver students, staff and faculty
Sponsored by: 
ASWSUV, Center for Social and Environmental Justice, Student Diversity Center